Addressing Opioid Use in the Medical Community

Scope of Pain

Councilman Dave White and District Attorney Jack Whelan, Co-Chairs of the Heroin Task Force spoke to doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers and social workers attending the "Scope of Pain" safe prescribing program on March 16 at the Springfield County Club. The program, sponsored by the Delaware County Heroin Task Force, the Chester County Overdose Prevention Task Force, the Philadelphia Heroin Task Force and Boston University School of Medicine is designed to help medical professionals safely and competently manage patients with chronic pain. The program stresses the importance of being proactive in order to prevent opioid addiction. Resources can be found here: