Drug Abuse Epidemic, and Child Abuse Prevention

Originally aired on March 20th, 2016

This week, WGAL News-8’s Pete Muntean guest-hosts Pennsylvania Newsmakers, focusing on state efforts to address an unprecedented epidemic of drug abuse, and on proposed state law changes to prevent child abuse. Joining Pete are Scott Shapiro MD, President of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy, and Gary Tennis, Esq., Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, who give us a look at the seriousness of prescription drug and heroin abuse in the state, and what is being proposed to address it. Then, Pete is joined by Kristen Houser, Chief Public Affairs Officer with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, who tells us about a renewed call to change state law.

Airing on the following stations:

  • WGAL Channel 8 (Harrisburg and Lancaster) Sunday, March 20th at 11:30 AM
  • WBPH (Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia)Monday, March 21st at 8:30 PM
  • WKBS 47 (Altoona)Saturday, March 26th at 9:30 AM
  • WPCB 40 (Pittsburgh)Saturday, March 26th at 9:30 AM

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