New opioid prescribing guidelines introduced at Administration press conference

New opioid prescribing guidelines introduced at Administration press conference

On Monday morning, the Wolf Administration introduced opioid prescription guidelines for workers' compensation in hopes of helping health care providers determine what opioids should be prescribed for the treatment of someone who has been hurt on the job.

Monday, July 16, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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New partnership to help build the Opioid Data Dashboard and address the Opioid Crisis

New partnership to help build the Opioid Data Dashboard and address the Opioid Crisis

On Tuesday morning, Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, was joined by others to announce the Wolf Administration's new partnership to help fight against the opioid epidemic. 

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and the Aetna Foundation have partnered to work on the Opioid Data Dashboard to develop more data resources and public health modeling.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Dr. Rachel Levine announces launch of new Medical Marijuana Patient and Caregiver Registry

Dr. Rachel Levine announces launch of new Medical Marijuana Patient and Caregiver Registry

Acting Secretary of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine, spoke at the Capitol Wednesday morning to discuss the launch of the Medical Marijuana Patient and Caregiver Registry. 

Patients and caregivers are now able to go to a state-run website and register to participate in the medical marijuana program.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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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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Gov. Wolf calls for statewide, universal blood-lead level testing of children

Gov. Wolf calls for statewide, universal blood-lead level testing of children

Gov. Tom Wolf Wednesday called on his Department of Health to work with the state General Assembly to craft legislation mandating statewide blood-lead level testing for children under the age of two.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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