Pennsylvania state officials are making it easier for health professionals and the wider public to report suspicions about misuse of prescription drugs.
Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the start of the online suspicious activity reporting tool on Wednesday. Governor Tom Wolf calls it another step toward addressing the opioid crisis that resulted in more than 5,400 overdose deaths in the state last year.
The suspicious activity reporting tool is available on the website for the attorney general’s office and can be reached through the state Health Department. It allows anyone to go online and anonymously provide tips to investigators.
“Too many doctors, nurses and other medical professionals try to profit off of addiction, by illegally selling deadly opioids on the street,” Shapiro said.
It’s also located within the state’s prescription drug monitoring program site, which is limited to registered users.