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Bipartisan task force examining federal requirements for prescription drug monitoring

Drug dealers and addicts don't necessarily respect state borders when trying to obtain opioids and other narcotics illicitly from physicians and pharmacies.

If a doctor in New Jersey refuses to prescribe drugs to a patient suspected of so-called "doctor shopping" to obtain prescription drugs, the patient can travel to New York, Delaware or Pennsylvania to try his luck with a doctor there.

OP-ED: Working together to defeat the opioid epidemic

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.

Fitzpatrick, Tsongas Anti-Fentanyl Bill Passes Committee

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.

Pennsbury forms task force to explore ways to better fight drug abuse

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.

Fitzpatrick calls on President Donald Trump to follow drug task force's recommendations

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."

The Bipartisan Heroin Task Force Calls for Immediate Action to Address Opioid Epidemic

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.

Fitzpatrick pushes bipartisanship for health care fix

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.