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Today, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf issued a proclamation declaring Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid epidemic a statewide disaster emergency, seemingly triggering the firearm prohibitions found in 18 Pa.C.S. § 6107 during declared emergencies. Specifically, Section 6107 provides: (a) General rule.
… The FDA and drug makers have worked to make painkillers resistant to abuse, most notably, OxyContin. In 2010, the manufacturer, Purdue Pharma added features to the drug to make it hard for the pills to be altered and used by addicts. OxyContin is one of the more prominent painkillers linked to the rising rates of opioid abuse in recent years…