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Governor Wolf Statement on Passage of Legislation to Combat Opioid and Heroin Crisis

first_img October 27, 2016 Governor Wolf Statement on Passage of Legislation to Combat Opioid and Heroin Crisis SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Results,  Statement,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today released a statement on the passage of a package of legislation that will help combat Pennsylvania’s opioid and heroin crisis:“For months, I have traveled the commonwealth and joined Democrats and Republicans, as well as medical professionals, law enforcement, first responders, and other community leaders to discuss ways we can battle the opioid epidemic. Four weeks ago, I addressed a joint session of the General Assembly to outline a set of shared, specific legislative goals that would help us tackle this public health crisis. Together with Republicans and Democrats in both the House and Senate, we made a commitment to prioritize helping the victims of substance use disorder and the communities that have been devastated by this terrible disease.“Today, I applaud the legislature for working with me to pass a package of bills that allows us to take another important step in fighting this issue that plagues all of our communities. I would also like to thank groups like the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Association of Chain Drug Stores, and the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association for all of their work on these important bills.“We still have more to do, but working together we have now accomplished strengthening the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, restricting the number of pills that can be prescribed to minors or in emergency rooms, establishing education curriculum on safe prescribing, and creating more locations for the drop-off of drugs among other important initiatives.“My administration is also working on implementing opioid treatment centers across the state that will help more than 11,000 individuals. Additionally, I will continue to work on ensuring doctors, prescribers and pharmacists are registered for and properly utilizing the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, educating the public on the availability of naloxone, and executing the warm hand-off policy that helps individuals receive treatment.“Though some believed Harrisburg could no longer tackle Pennsylvania’s greatest problems, the last several months demonstrate that we can come together to compromise and get things done. While this is not the end of our efforts on this crisis, or many other important issues facing the commonwealth, we have made great progress and I look forward to signing these bills into law.”Below is information on the legislation that passed the General Assembly:SB1367 (Yaw): This bill amends Title 35 (Health and Safety) to establish restrictions on physicians’ ability to prescribe opioids to minors, including limiting prescriptions to seven days and requiring physicians to take a number of steps before issuing the first prescription in a single course of treatment. This bill passed unanimously in the Senate on 9/28/16.SB1368 (Killion): This bill establishes a safe opioid prescribing curriculum in medical colleges and other medical training facilities offering or desiring to offer medical training. The curriculum must include: current, age-appropriate information relating to pain management; alternatives to opioid pain medications; instructions on safe prescribing methods in the event opioids must be prescribed; identification of patients who are at risk for addiction; and, training on managing substance use disorders as chronic diseases.SB1202 (Yaw): This bill amends the Achieving Better Care by Monitoring All Prescriptions Program (ABC-MAP) Act requires continuing education in pain management, addiction and dispensing for prescribers and dispensers. The Governor’s Office successfully passed an amendment that would require prescribers to check the ABC-MAP every time they prescribe an opioid or benzodiazepine. In addition, the Administration’s amendment would require dispensers to input prescription data to the ABC-MAP within 24 hours of dispensing. Current law gives dispensers (who are required to enter information into the ABC-MAP when they dispense an opioid or other controlled substance) 72 hours to log in and enter information.HB1699 (Brown): This bill mandates that hospital emergency departments and urgent care centers may not prescribe opioids in quantities that last more than seven days and they may not write refills for opioid prescriptions.HB 1737 (Maher): This bill would allow all federal, state and local law enforcement entities, hospitals, assisted living facilities, home health care agencies, long-term care nursing facilities, hospice, and commonwealth licensed pharmacies to serve as drop-off locations for any extra, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs or over-the-counter pharmaceutical products.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

Clarets’ Armstrong bid rejected

first_imgBurnley have had an offer turned down by Dundee United for midfielder Stuart Armstrong. He said: “Different offers have been in for players. One’s been rejected today. “He was more of a development style player in our world – a good young player we think who could learn with us. That won’t happen now, by the looks of things. “We’ve had offers in for more recognised players that haven’t got over the line at the moment, but we’ll see where that takes us.” Burnley’s only deal so far this month has been the signing on a permanent basis of defender Michael Keane, who had been on loan at Turf Moor from Manchester United. “If you’re a club that can constantly throw money at things, it usually gets to happen,” said Dyche of the transfer market. “There is a limit to certain players and how much we can pay for them. We’re trying to be realistic within that. We’re not going for players who are way out of our league and hoping for the best. “I’ve been through it a few times now. It’s been quite quiet really, certainly in the middle market. Sometimes it takes one to knock another situation on so we’ll see how it develops over the next few days. “There’s no guarantees to it. We’ve been confident before. We were confident during the summer on certain things, even to the point of being told that it was definitely going to happen and then things change.” Manager Sean Dyche does not now expect to pursue a deal for the 22-year-old, with Celtic also reported to have had a bid turned down. Dyche is still hoping to add to his squad before Monday night’s deadline and has several irons in the fire. Dyche’s side will play their first game for two weeks when they visit Sunderland on Saturday. The break has meant they have had to wait to try to make amends after letting two-goal leads slip in successive defeats by Tottenham and Crystal Palace. Dyche insisted the disappointment is firmly behind them but admitted two weeks off was not something they particularly welcomed. “It’s parked, it’s gone, we move forwards,” he said of the two losses. “We like to play, we like the idea of the games spinning around. We had it last year and you get used to that. “It’s just finding that balance between rest, recuperation but also the work that needs to be done to make sure the players are topped up. “We know how good they are physically. It’ll probably be a surprise to people the amount of rest we do give them.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Tour de France: Froome Forced to Run up Mont Ventoux after…

first_imgThe defending champion was overtaken by rivals Adam Yates and Nairo Quintana in the melee but race organisers ruled Froome should retain the overall lead.Thomas de Gendt won stage 12, which had been shortened because of high winds.Speaking to French TV, Froome, the 2013 and 2015 champion said: “I was with Richie Porte and Bauke Mollema and all three of us went into the back of the motorbike. I got hit from behind by another motorbike that broke my bicycle.“I told myself, ‘I don’t have a bike and my car is five minutes behind with another bike – it’s too far away, I’m going to run a bit’.”The Team Sky rider finished one minute and 40 seconds behind Trek-Segafredo’s Mollema, who had immediately managed to remount his bike, and 44 seconds behind BMC’s Porte. But Porte and Froome were given the same time as Mollema, five minutes five seconds behind Lotto Soudal rider De Gendt.Froome said: “I’m happy with the jury’s decision. I think it’s right. Thanks to them and thanks to the Tour de France organisation.”Rocky, Bolt and running the bulls – Froome inspires online hilarity As Froome climbed towards the finish line at Chalet Reynard, Porte rode into the back of a motorbike, which seemed to stop suddenly because of crowds encroaching on to the road. Froome and Bauke Mollema crashed into the Australian and all three fell off their bikes. With his bike damaged, Froome set off on foot as he waited for a replacement.According to the UCI, cycling’s governing body, a cyclist can cross the line on foot but only if they have their bike with them. He attempted to use a neutral service bike before switching to a third bike from the Team Sky car about 200 metres later, eventually crossing the line shaking his head.Froome, who held a 28-second advantage over Yates overnight, extended his lead to 47 seconds, with Quintana – regarded as Froome’s biggest rival before the race – a further seven seconds adrift.Porte, 31, said: “The crowd were all over the road and it was such a mess. It was just crazy.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Britain’s Chris Froome was forced to run without a bike following a crash with a motorbike on one of the most iconic climbs of the Tour de France.Froome crashed with Richie Porte and Bauke Mollema just over one kilometre from the finish on Mont Ventoux.last_img read more


first_imgLOCAL NOTESLifford Clonleigh RC CLASSES/COURSES: Classes that are recommencing in September are as follows:Computers – Recommencing Tuesday 11th Sep @ 10.30a.mI.T Class – Recommencing Tuesday 11th Sep @ 7p.mComputers – Learning for Living will recommence on Wednesday 12th Sep @ 2p.m. Crafts – Recommencing Wednesday 12th Sep @ 8p.mJust for Me – Recommencing Thursday 13th Sep @ 11a.mCreative Writing – Recommencing Wednesday 19th Sep @ 2p.m.We will keep everyone updated with any new training programmes which will be starting shortly.     LOCAL NEWS: LIFFORD CLONLEIGH RC NOTES was last modified: September 6th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LOCAL NEWS: LIFFORD CLONLEIGH RC NOTESlast_img read more