We lose 10 people to drug overdoses every day in Pennsylvania, a number that's almost too shocking to believe. To put it into perspective, we are now losing more people to the opioid epidemic than from firearms or car crashes - combined.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) released the following statement Thursday regarding his vote against the American Health Care Act [H.R. 1628]:
LANGHORNE, PA – A deal struck to fund the government through September includes language regarding PFOS/PFOA water contamination at and around military installations.
Specifically, the proposed spending agreement directs Sec. of Defense James Mattis to:
LANGHORNE, PA - Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-8) is urging Bucks County residents to help safely dispose of unused and expired prescription medicines to help keep them out of the wrong hands. On Saturday, April 29 from 10am -2pm individuals can drop off items at locations around the county – a complete list can be found at www.fitzpatrick.house.gov/prescription-drop-boxes
Fentanyl, a prescription painkiller that is among the most popular and yet deadliest synthetic opioids sold on the illicit market, has been targeted by new legislation introduced Tuesday by Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, R-8, Middletown.
Co-sponsored by Massachusetts Rep. Niki Tsongas, a Democrat, the International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology (INTERDICT) Act will provide more funding and equipment to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-MA) have introduced the International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology (INTERDICT) Act, a bipartisan bill to combat the opioid epidemic. The legislation would provide U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) the latest in chemical screening devices and scientific support to detect and intercept fentanyl and other synthetic opioids.
Almost 13 years after he was given a life-changing medical diagnosis, state Rep. Robert Godshall is still trying to turn his unfortunate circumstances into a lifeline for other Pennsylvanians.
The Montgomery County Republican, a bone marrow cancer survivor, is pushing legislation in the General Assembly that would allow terminally ill patients to access medical treatments or products not yet approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Pennsylvania has been awarded a $26 million federal grant to combat opioid abuse, according to a press release from the Department of Health and Human Services.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) released the following statement Thursday regarding President Trump’s executive order establishing the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis: