On June 23, Rep. Rosemary M. Brown stood with more than 100 of her House colleagues, as well as the governor, at a press conference in Harrisburg to announce the House completion of the recommendations from the Task Force and Advisory Committee on Opioid Prescription Drug Proliferation. This bill package includes legislation Brown is sponsoring, House Bill 1699, which would regulate the prescribing of controlled substances in hospital emergency departments and urgent care centers. These bills have been sent to the Senate.
Rep. Rosemary M. Brown recently recognized Rachel Moyer, who through her fund, helped PA Treatment and Healing (PATH) to obtain an AED for its center in East Stroudsburg. The AED was fully funded by Pocono Medical Center. Pictured from left are James Shoemaker, Drug and Alcohol counselor at PATH; Edward Hugele, Counselor at PATH; Geoffrey M. Roche, director of Community Outreach and Government Relations at Pocono Medical Center; Eric Roberts, counselor at PATH; Yvonne DePue, Day Treatment supervisor/Foster Care coordinator at PATH; Rachel Moyer of the Gregory W. Moyer Defibrillator Fund; Lavina Tucker, supervisor of Transportation at PATH; Denise Hodges, Secretary at PATH; Andy Pierre, counselor at PATH.