New task force to help with Pennsylvania drug issue begins August 1st

New task force to help with Pennsylvania drug issue begins August 1st

As of August 1st, the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) has put together a task force which will look at existing laws governing access to drug and alcohol treatment in hopes of finding ways to access treatment.
Monday, August 1, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Women in Pennsylvania Government: Labor and Industry Sec. Kathy Manderino

Women in Pennsylvania Government: Labor and Industry Sec. Kathy Manderino

Secretary of the Department of Labor and Industry, Kathy Manderino, sat down with The PLS Reporter to answer questions about her experiences as a woman working for the government. 

Sec. Manderino discussed the reason she is where she is today, how her dad was her influence and she ended by encouraging girls to "just do it!" reminding them to go for what they want. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Opioid Epidemic brought up to State Board of Pharmacy and the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine

Opioid Epidemic brought up to State Board of Pharmacy and the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine

Pennsylvania Physician General Rachel Levine, MD, and Michael Ashburn, MD, MPH, MBA, director Penn Pain Medicine Center, University of Pennsylvania Health Systems, discussed guidelines for prescribing opioids to the State Board of Pharmacy and the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine.

Levine and Ashburn hoped their presentation would address the opioid epidemic that is currently being seen in Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Auditor General DePasquale discusses the three categories of improvements for the DOH

Auditor General DePasquale discusses the three categories of improvements for the DOH

Auditor General DePasquale discussed the 13 findings from the 91-page audit of the Department of Health's (DOH) oversight of nursing homes at a press conference Tuesday morning. 

DePasquale is confident that changes being made in the DOH would lead to an improvement in the quality of care residents are receiving.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Department of Health to offer free KI tablets for those near nuclear plants

Department of Health to offer free KI tablets for those near nuclear plants

For those living within 10 miles of one of the state’s five nuclear power plants, the Department of Health is offering free potassium iodide or KI tablets. It is also available for those who work or go to school within a 10-mile radius.

Monday, July 25, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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