As partisan battles rage in Washington at the onset of the new administration, a struggle in our own communities quietly, and lethally, continues. You might not see it on CNN or in your Twitter feed, but I am reminded every time I drive past the Levittown-Fairless Hills Rescue Squad in my hometown, where a grim tally shows the number of drug-related overdoses and deaths just in that community.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bipartisan legislation authored by Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-MA) aimed at combating the opioid epidemic passed the Homeland Security Committee Thursday setting the table for consideration on the House floor. The International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology (INTERDICT) Act [H.R. 2142] provides U.S.
The Pennsbury School District has formed an opioid and mental health task force to explore ways the district can better fight the abuse of opioids and other drugs.
School district officials announced the group's formation during a press conference Wednesday night in front of Pennsbury's administrative offices in Falls. Forming the task force was spurred by an appearance by several members of the family of Luke Johnson at a June 8 school board meeting.
LANGHORNE, PA – Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) has been named a 2017 Champion of Health Care Innovation by the American Life Sciences Innovation Council (ALSIC) for his efforts to protect Medicare and promote quality care for seniors.
President Donald Trump says he now plans to heed the advice of his own White House commission on drug addiction and declare the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency.
Trump announced the impending declaration Thursday just two days after Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price told reporters that it was not necessary.
People are sick of politics and politicians. They have had it with the finger-pointing and blame games while the world is engulfed in chaos.
President Trump on Thursday called the opioid abuse epidemic a national public health emergency.
"The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I’m saying officially right now it is an emergency," Trump said to reporters from his Bedminster, N.J., golf course. "It’s a national emergency. We’re going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money on the opioid crisis."
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, led by Representatives Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), Annie Kuster (D-NH), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Donald Norcross (D-NJ) is calling on Congress and the Administration to take immediate, meaningful action to address the opioid epidemic. The Task Force is committed to working in a bipartisan way and with the Administration to advance solutions to this national crisis.
The clock is ticking for action on the Affordable Care Act following last month's failure to repeal and replace President Obama's signature legislation.
While seated at a corner table at Garden of Eatin restaurant in Levittown on Wednesday afternoon, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, R-8, of Middletown, said he recognized the sense of urgency on stabilizing the individual markets.
LANGHORNE, PA – Legislation authored by Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) has been included in the interim report of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. The interim report includes legislative actions supported by Fitzpatrick, which would extend coverage for drug treatment and prevent fentanyl from crossing U.S. borders.