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  Drug overdose deaths more than double since 1999 Feb. 27, 2017
Deadly drug overdoses have spiked in the new millennium, aided in part by the opioid crisis gripping the United States. According to ABC News, the rate has more than doubled since 1999 in the U.S., rising from 6.1 deaths to 16.3 deaths per 100,000 and outpacing suicide and car accidents as a cause of death.
 
 
  Speak Out' against NP independence legislation Feb. 24, 2017
The newly introduced Senate Bill 25 would eliminate the important patient safeguard of a required written collaborative agreement between a nurse practitioner (NP) and two physicians in Pennsylvania; a House version is also expected. Use the AAFP's Speak Out tool to tell your legislator to oppose this bill. 
 
 
  GOP won't repeal and replace: former House speaker Feb. 23, 2017
John Boehner, former House Speaker, says he doesn't think a full repeal-and-replace of the Affordable Care Act is going to happen. Politico reports Boehner called the idea that such a plan would easily pass through Congress "happy talk," and predicted that any changes to the health care legislation would likely be modest.
 
 
  Pennsylvanians voice concerns at health care town hall Feb. 22, 2017
Pennsylvanians concerned about a repeal of the Affordable Care Act discussed their fears in Allentown yesterday. According to PennLive, Republican Sen. Pat Toomey was invited but declined to participate in the event. Similar town halls in support of the health law have been cropping up across the U.S. in recent days.
 
 
  Featured: Stay PAFP Connect-ed for news you can use Feb. 1, 2017
The PAFP Connect app, available on iOS and Android devices, is the best way members can communicate, collaborate, and stay informed about the PAFP's activities and family medicine in Pennsylvania. From groups for every practice area to daily news updates, it's a must-have for every member. Download it today! 

 
 
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