Harrisburg, Pa. — A push by state Sen. Judy Schwank to bring about a formal state government study of the cost, effectiveness and availability of drug treatment appears to be gathering steam.

Schwank said 24 senators have signed a co-sponsorship memorandum – often a predecessor to a formal legislative bill – that outlines her call for the study. Beyond that, Schwank, a Ruscombmanor Township Democrat, has won at least partial endorsements from two senators who head the board of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, which has conducted public hearings on the heroin crisis.

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