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Pennsylvania News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Feb 22, 2024 - Highlights research being done in Pennsylvania to investigate the impact on rural communities when local pharmacies close. Notes proposed solutions and challenges that still remain.
Source: 90.5 WESA
Feb 20, 2024 - Discusses the opening of an additional distribution site for a Pennsylvania organization offering weekend meals to students. The new site will allow for easier access to rural students, described as a barrier for the main distribution center previously.
Source: The Tribune-Democrat
Dec 29, 2023 - Discusses the increase in drug-related calls to emergency medical services (EMS) in rural Pennsylvania. Highlights strategies to increase access to naloxone and mortality disparities for urban and rural residents. Also discusses workforce challenges for the EMS field, exacerbating the response time issues that already exist for rural areas.
Source: The Center Square

Last Updated: 2/22/2024