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Governor Tom Wolf has renewed Pennsylvania's opioid disaster declaration for the 8th time.

He signed the first declaration in January of 2018 so the state could focus resources to address the opioid epidemic.

Wolf says those efforts are working.

He says overdose deaths in Pennsylvania have declined by 18%, and the state's rate of opioid prescriptions is below the federal average.