March 16 2017
10:00 am

Governor Wolf and Franco Harris Host Press Conference to Announce Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Prescribing Guidelines

UPMC Montefiore - LHAS Auditorium, 3459 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

Governor Wolf and former Pittsburgh Steeler Franco Harris will host a press conference to announce new prescribing guideline recommendations for the safe and effective use of opioids in orthopedics and sports medicine.

Fighting the opioid abuse epidemic is a top priority for the Wolf Administration. By partnering with health care professionals in the fields of orthopedics and sports medicine to reduce the overprescribing of opioid painkillers, Governor Wolf and his administration are working to reduce opioid abuse in one of the highest-risk groups – people who seek medical care due to injuries.