State officials anticipate 2020 opioid overdose death totals will exceed those of each of the past three years, including 2017, a year many consider the height of the opioid crisis.
Gov. Tom Wolf called Perry's involvement a "disgrace."
In separate ceremonies at sites around Harrisburg, the attorney general, auditor general and treasurer took their oaths of office on Tuesday.
Gov. Tom Wolf, and Pennsylvania's elected leadership, had strong reactions to the domestic terrorists who attacked the Capitol in Washington DC during an attempted coup Wednesday.
“The court should not abide this seditious abuse of the judicial process, and should send a clear and unmistakable signal that such abuse must never be replicated," the lawyers wrote.
Shapiro had garnered 3.3 million votes to his challenger's 3 million as of 2:45 p.m.
President Donald Trump's lead over Joe Biden has shrunk, and Attorney General Josh Shapiro and two Democratic US Reps. have taken the lead in their races.