Dr. Levine celebrates achievements of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program's first year

Dr. Levine celebrates achievements of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program's first year

On Thursday morning, the Department of Health celebrated the one year mark of launching the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. The program's goal is to assist health care providers to prescribe and dispense medications safely and referring patients to treatment if needed. 

Thursday, August 31, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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VIDEO: Gov. Wolf joins Clarion university to announce opioid treatment certification program

VIDEO: Gov. Wolf joins Clarion university to announce opioid treatment certification program

At a press conference Wednesday morning, Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Clarion University President Dr. Karen Whitney and others to announce Clarion University’s online Opioid Treatment Specialist certificate program.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Gov. Wolf thanks Pennsylvania police officers for using Naxolone

Gov. Wolf thanks Pennsylvania police officers for using Naxolone

Gov. Tom Wolf held a press conference Monday afternoon to thank the police officers in 17 counties across the commonwealth for their use of Naxolone to save people who have overdosed on opioids. 

Monday, October 17, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Department of Health provides Narcan to 128 public schools

Department of Health provides Narcan to 128 public schools

The Wolf administration—including the Department of Health and Department of Education—announced Thursday that 128 public schools will received the anti-overdose drug Narcan as part of a collaborative effort between the schools, the administration, and Adapt Pharma.

 

The public schools include traditional public schools, as well as charter schools, intermediate units, and career and technical centers.

 

“I am grateful to Adapt Pharma, the Department of Health, and participating public schools for doing their part in fighting against the opioid epidemic,” said Gov. Wolf. “By equipping trained professionals in schools with this drug, we are providing necessary resources in order to address this public health crisis.”

Thursday, October 13, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Break’s over! House begins fall session run with lots to do and little time to do it

Break’s over! House begins fall session run with lots to do and little time to do it

With the seasonal calendar officially changing to autumn later this week, the House of Representatives returned to voting session Monday to end the legislature’s summer recess and begin work on a number of top-priority items prior to the constitutional end of the 2015-2016 legislative session.

 

Starting Monday, the House had 14 scheduled session days while the Senate only scheduled ten.

Monday, September 19, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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