Pennsylvania to Announce New Emergency Pain Treatment Guidelines

The Pennsylvania Departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs and Health will join the Pennsylvania Medical Society to hold a press conference announcing the adoption of the new Emergency Department Pain Treatment Guidelines at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Philadelphia County Medical Society, 2100 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia.

Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Gary Tennis and Department of Health Physician General Carrie DeLone will be joined by Pennsylvania Medical Society and Philadelphia County Medical Society member, Dr. Ted Christopher, and president of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians Dr. Michael A. Bohrn. The press conference will address the current opioid prescription issue in Pennsylvania and how the guidelines will address it.

Media contact: 

Carey Miller, DDAP, 717-547-3314

Holli Senior, DOH, 717-787-1783

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