Governor Wolf, Physician General Levine Remind Pennsylvanians about the Availability of Naloxone to Combat Overdoses

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Substance Use Disorder Lemoyne, PA – Governor Tom Wolf joined Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today at the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Lemoyne to remind Pennsylvania residents and pharmacists that a doctor’s prescription is not needed to obtain the life-saving opioid overdose antidote drug naloxone.“Fighting Pennsylvania’s opioid and heroin epidemic is a top priority for my administration, and increasing the access to and use of naloxone is a key aspect of this effort,” said Governor Wolf. “I look forward to continue working collaboratively with leaders in my administration like Dr. Levine, as well as the General Assembly and community leaders, to ensure that Pennsylvania leads the nation in the fight to combat the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic. A collaborative effort on the federal, state, and local levels is crucial in combating this crisis.”“Naloxone is a vital medicine that saves lives in the battle against the opioid overdose public health crisis we are experiencing in Pennsylvania,” said Dr. Levine. “The Department of Health commends Rite Aid for its efforts to increase access to this life-saving drug in the commonwealth.”Last fall, as part of Governor Wolf’s effort to address the opioid abuse crisis in the state, Dr. Levine signed a standing order that serves as a prescription for all Pennsylvanians to access naloxone at their local pharmacies. This medication has saved the lives of hundreds of people in the commonwealth who overdosed on heroin or prescription opioids.Naloxone rapidly reverses heroin and other opioid overdoses. In 2014, nearly 2,500 Pennsylvanians died from a drug overdose. Heroin and opioid overdose are the leading cause of accidental death in Pennsylvania, killing more individuals each year than motor vehicle accidents.“As a community healthcare provider, Rite Aid is committed to doing our part in the fight against opioid abuse,” said Jocelyn Konrad, Rite Aid Executive Vice President of Pharmacy. “We are proud to support Governor Wolf and Dr. Levine in their efforts to expand access to naloxone and help reduce the number of deaths caused by opioid overdose across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”Some of the administration’s initiatives in the fight against heroin include: signing a statewide standing order for naloxone, making it possible for all Pennsylvanians to access this life-saving drug; equipping the Pennsylvania State Police with naloxone so that those troopers who are first on the scene of an overdose can have another tool on-hand during these emergencies; partnering with Adapt Pharma to make Narcan available to public high schools across the state at no cost; developing the ABC-MAP prescription drug monitoring program to detect and prevent prescription fraud and abuse, which contribute to addiction; and appointing a director for the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Office, who will work to ensure that the PDMP meets its goal of assisting healthcare professionals in identifying patients that would benefit from treatment.In an effort to curtail drug addiction and curb the supply of excess drugs that can be used illicitly, the Department of Health is leading an effort to build upon the opioid prescribing guidelines already created, including specialty specific guidelines for emergency department providers, dentists, obstetricians and gynecologists, and pharmacists. These guidelines give healthcare providers direction for safe and effective pain relief practices, with greater emphasis on non-opioid therapies and greater caution to prevent addiction and diversion. In addition, the DOH recently joined dozens of healthcare organizations, medical experts, and consumer advocacy groups in signing petitions requesting changes to federal pain management requirements that are believed to foster dangerous prescribing practices.The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs is developing the “warm hand-off” process “warm hand-off” process, whereby overdose survivors would be taken directly from the emergency department to a licensed drug treatment provider, as well as Pennsylvania’s Prescription Drug Take-Back Program. This program helps communities properly dispose of unused prescriptions at any of the 400+ police station locations across Pennsylvania. To date, approximately 40,000 pounds of prescription drugs have been taken back and destroyed.Governor Wolf’s decision to expand Medicaid eligibility in Pennsylvania under the Affordable Care Act has greatly increased access to treatment services for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians.Finally, Governor Wolf’s proposed 2016-17 budget provides more than $34 million to treat more than 11,250 new individuals with substance use disorder. The Department of Human Services will provide 25 new Opioid Use Disorder Centers of Excellence for individuals with substance use disorder, providing medication-assisted treatment and appropriate wraparound services, such as cognitive-based therapies. After this first phase of implementation, there will be a push for 25 more facilities that would have the capacity to treat 22,500 individuals total.Visit the “Opioid Abuse” page at www.health.pa.gov  to learn more about naloxone and how it can benefit your local community.# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf May 17, 2016center_img Governor Wolf, Physician General Levine Remind Pennsylvanians about the Availability of Naloxone to Combat Overdoseslast_img read more

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How to go from farmhouse to fabulous Hamptons style

first_imgResort style pool? Tick that box. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS The family have made the most of the block to cram in activities.Ms Latimore was keen to achieve a classic look for the home, with plenty of living and entertainment areas for the family.“We added a barbecue area and one of the other things we did was we extended the main bedroom by using part of the balcony because it was a very long balcony area,” she said.Her favourite areas of the home are the barbecue area and also the kitchen.“I like that from the barbecue area you can see both yards and the tennis court,” she said.“We have had a lot of parties in that area.”She also enjoyed the finished of the clean and classic Hamptons style look of the black and white kitchen. Perfect for large family gatherings. Upmarket hotel styling in the master bedroom.This level also houses the main bedroom which has an ensuite and there is a private living room as part of the master suite.There are another three bedrooms on this level all of which are serviced by a second family bathroom.The home is airconditioned and has an alarm system. What would you trade for a luxury apartment and yacht? All the hard work has been done on this property already.The original farmhouse on this property has been transformed into a family fun house renovated in Hamptons style.It started life as the farm house of the Watercress Farm Estate, but 9 Watercress Place has been transformed.Owner Mika Murakami Latimore bought the house in 2011. Its previous owners had renovated it, but Ms Latimore decided to set out on a major renovation project in 2012 which took two years to complete.“We renovated it before moving in, so we didn’t move in until 2014,” Ms Latimore said.“I could have renovated it in an Australian contemporary way, but I chose to do a Hamptons style.” Queenslander and art collection up for grabs Perfect spot to spend an afternoon.The home is on a large 2545sq m block which has a full-size tennis court, swimming pool, spa and playground.The 18-month renovation project was designed by dm2 Architecture. The outdoor living and entertainment areas were designed by Boss Gardenscapes and was selected as a finalist in the Landscape Queensland Residential Construction Awards in 2016.The outdoor area includes a teppanyaki grill and pizza oven with all external living areas undercover.There is also an outdoor fireplace and ceiling fans, which make the area suitable for use year around.center_img FOLLOW COURIERMAIL REAL ESTATE ON FACEBOOK Troy Cassar-Daley’s ready to let go Picture perfect in Brisbane.Inside the home on the ground level are two large bedrooms, both with built-in-robes. There is also a laundry on this level as well as a bathroom, study, a secondary kitchen and separate living areas.On the upper level is the open-plan kitchen, dining and lounge area which leads out onto a deck through glass sliding doorsThere are double ovens in the kitchen, an induction cooktop and a walk-in Butler’s pantry.There are antique black granite benchtops and the white cabinets as well as a Calcutta Borgini marble island bench. This kitchen is classic Hamptons style. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 The property has its own tennis court. Property ticks boxes for richest female CEOlast_img read more

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Sleek, seductive Gold Coast house hits the market

first_imgThis brand-new home at 31 Southern Cross Drive, Surfers Paradise, is in a class of its own.It’s sleek, seductive and doesn’t skimp on luxury.This brand new Cronin Island abode has everything you didn’t know you needed, or wanted, in a home. From a Swarovski crystal chandelier and fixtures and fittings imported from Italy, to black jaguar leather finish marble in the alluring kitchen, the house is a visual feast. It even has new-age security measures like a coded front door and an entry gate that you can answer from anywhere in the world through your phone. The kitchen is very seductive with its black marble and dark timber finishes. The property was bought by the owners in 2014, with the original house demolished and replaced with the “second-to-none” home that was completed just two weeks ago. “It was always the owners’ intention to build a prestige home like this and make it available to the market as a brand new, never lived in house,” Mr Euler said. “The owner is Italian and has a kitchen and flooring company back in Italy, so it’s finished with the finest of Italian products.“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for someone to come in and purchase a brand new home in the tightly held Cronin Island.” The five-bedroom house is set to go under the hammer on June 2.The five-bedroom house at 31 Southern Cross Drive is listed via Scott Euler and Nicola Buchanan of @realty in conjunction with Ray White Broadbeach duo Sam Guo and Julia Kuo.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago MORE NEWS: Buy a house, get a free holiday The main bedroom’s bath has pretty spectacular views.Mr Euler said the freestanding bath in the main bedroom’s ensuite, which offered impressive Gold Coast skyline views, was his favourite spot in the house. “It would certainly be the master ensuite with the stone bath — sitting in there with a glass of bubbles looking over the river and unique Surfers skyline,” he said. For Mr Guo, the kitchen was the standout. It features a butler’s pantry, Gaggenau and Liebherr appliances, La Torre tapware and two island benches. “We have so many prestige houses but for that sort of kitchen with the double bench and Italian marble finish, it’s a first,” he said. “It’s really rare and it’s definitely the highlight of the house.” What an entrance!A porte-cochere, media room, infinity edge pool, smart technology systems, a jetty, and water and city views are part of the package. It is set to go under the hammer on June 2. MORE NEWS: Coastal town’s record blown out of the waterlast_img read more

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Congressman King and his GOP challengers spoke at same event this weekend

first_imgCongressman Steve King and three Republicans who’re planning to challenge King in next year’s G-O-P primary spoke to a gathering of Christian conservatives Saturday night. King, who spoke last, was cheered when he started and many in the crowd gave him a standing ovation as he concluded with this.“I’m walking in the fire now and I’m going to walk through the fire and we’re going to prove their bullets aren’t real,” King said. State Senator Randy Feenstra of Hull has raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for his campaign against King, but Feenstra did not mention the congressman during his remarks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition gathering. Feenstra talked about his own faith instead.“By God’s blessing, I was put into a Christian family…My folks told me at a young age that I am in God’s image…I am created for a special purpose, a special reason: to further his kingdom,” Feenstra said. Woodbury County Supervisor Jeremy Taylor mentioned King’s narrow three-percent win in 2018 and said keeping the fourth district in G-O-P hands was crucial if Republicans are to win back the U.S. House in 2020.“If we don’t take back the House of Representatives from the likes of Nancy Pelosi, Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, I don’t believe that our children are going to recognize the country that our parents and our grandparents and our founding fathers left to us,” Taylor said. The other Republican who’s planning to challenge King is Bret Richards, the former mayor of Irwin.“Many candidates will boast about their achievements, what they can do for you,” he said. “What they really need to do is show their heart and their character to the voters.” This was the first time all four candidates — including King — shared the same stage. King, who will be seeking his 10th term in the House next year, told the crowd the party’s “heirarchy” has targeted him.“It’s not the grassroots. You are the grassroots…and I have never let you down,” King said, to applause. “And I will not.”Go to www.radioiowa.com to listen to the entire speeches from all four candidates.last_img read more

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