Citing an ongoing heroin epidemic in Pennsylvania, Gov. Wolf issued a standing order to make the heroin overdose reversal drug naloxone available at all pharmacies in the state.
According to the state Department of Health, 2400 Pennsylvanians died from drug overdoses in 2014.
“We must do all that we can to support those Pennsylvania families suffering from the effects of addiction,” the governor said.
Wold told Essential Pittsburgh that he previously issued measures to prevent heroin-related deaths, and said those measures were successful.