SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Wolf Administration’s PA Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Sharing Data with 10 Other States and D.C. National Issues, Press Release, Public Health, Results, Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration’s Department of Health today announced that the Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PA PDMP) is now sharing data with drug monitoring programs in 10 states and Washington D.C.“We are pleased to be working with other states to stop prescription drug abuse because the issue of addiction doesn’t stop at Pennsylvania’s border,” Governor Wolf said. “Sharing this information will help curb doctor shopping and save lives. We will soon connect with even more states to ensure the greatest level of protection for every Pennsylvanian.”Users of Pennsylvania’s PDMP can now see if their patients have filled controlled substance prescriptions in: Connecticut; Illinois; Louisiana; Massachusetts; New Jersey; New York; Ohio; Virginia; West Virginia; and Washington D.C. Additionally, a one-way sharing connection has been established with Maryland, enabling their program users to search the PA PDMP.“This interstate sharing of patient data helps providers get a more complete picture of their patients’ controlled substance prescription histories, regardless of which state they filled their prescription in,” Department of Health Secretary Karen Murphy said.The Department of Health’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program office manages the PA PDMP system, which collects Schedule II-V controlled substances data and stores it in a secure database only available to health care professionals and others as authorized by law.The PA PDMP system has improved the quality of patient care in Pennsylvania by providing prescribers and dispensers access to information about all controlled substances dispensed to their patients. This system also assists prescribers in referring patients with the disease of addiction to appropriate treatment.Health information in the PA PDMP system is protected by the Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and other state laws. The HIPAA privacy rule and state law protect the privacy of individuals’ health information.Pennsylvania residents and/or patients, licensed medical professionals, and users of the system can request information by contacting the PA PDMP office at RA-DH-PDMP@pa.gov.For more information, please browse the PA PDMP website for the latest updates at www.doh.pa.gov/PDMP. June 29, 2017
Governor Wolf Joins Front Lines in Battle Against Spotted Lanternfly July 16, 2019 Environment, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA), Penn State University, and USDA at a Harrisburg site populated with Spotted Lanternflies to view the treatment being conducted across the commonwealth.“Although Pennsylvania had the unlucky fate of being the first state in the nation to be visited by the Spotted Lanternfly, we faced that challenge head-on and have made incredible strides in containment and control,” said Gov. Wolf. “This is a team effort and all hands are on deck, committed to protecting Pennsylvania’s agricultural products, preserving our quality of life, and keeping commerce flowing here in the commonwealth.”Under the governor’s PA Farm Bill – a package of legislation designed to expand and protect agriculture infrastructure – the Pennsylvania Rapid Response Disaster Readiness Account will provide $3 million toward the containment of the Spotted Lanternfly. This is the second year in a row the governor has allocated funding in the state budget to increase spotted lanternfly detection, control, and eradication efforts. Over the past few years the administration has allocated more than $10 million to protect Pennsylvania business and agriculture. Additionally, USDA recently dedicated more than $6.2 million in new funding to Pennsylvania’s efforts.This May, PDA introduced the Spotted Lanternfly permit system to train businesses and employees on recognizing the life stages of the Spotted Lanternfly. Since then, the department has issued more than 900,000 permits to businesses that travel in and out of the quarantine area. Additionally, PDA and USDA teams continue to assess and treat high-risk properties, with survey teams scouting for insects across the state after receiving reports of sightings outside of the quarantine area. Penn State has taken the lead on conducting outreach and research.“Pennsylvania’s progress in controlling the Spotted Lanternfly is due in part to the historic partnership we’ve made with USDA and Penn State and the critical funding we received through the state and federal budgets,” said Sec. Redding. “However, it’s important that Pennsylvanians remember that they play a significant role in this fight. They can treat their property with approved sprays, band their trees, or even use something as simple as a fly swatter to help control populations right in their own backyard.”Businesses can obtain a Spotted Lanternfly permit at https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly-permit-training. Homeowners with questions about treatment, including approved sprays, can learn more through Penn State Extension at http://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly.For more information on the Spotted Lanternfly, visit https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/spottedlanternfly. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Harcourts Coastal director of international marketing, Ray Wei, said he handled about up to 20 new Chinese buyers a week on the Gold Coast. Picture: Jerad WilliamsGOLD Coast real estate agents are gearing up for an influx of wealthy Chinese property buyers this weekend flying in to celebrate Chinese New Year.With many Chinese tourist staying on the Glitter Strip, property experts say up to half will inspect a property during their stay. Hope Island is the number one suburb on the Coast among Chinese property seekers over the past six months with more than 550 searches, according to realestate.com.au.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North12 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoIt ranked seventh in Queensland with the Brisbane suburb of Carindale leading the search charge.Harcourts Coastal agent Sally O’Neill said half of her property inquiry in Hope Island came from potential Chinese buyers.“They’re especially interested in the high-end properties,” she said.“They like the fact that they’re in gated enclaves as they can then go back to China and know their house is safe and secure.”Harcourts Coastal director of international marketing, Ray Wei, said he handled about up to 20 new Chinese buyers a week on the Gold Coast.He said the golfing, fishing and boating lifestyle at Hope Island as well as the security and its proximity to Brisbane made the suburb attractive to Chinese buyers.
77 Regent Street, Wynnum WestA WYNNUM West property with half an acre of land has sold for the first time in almost 100 years.The home at 77 Regent St sold for $1.4 million under the hammer on February 17.The seller was born at the property in the original homestead 93 years ago. He built the existing home on the land, which had been in his family for 97 years.Ray White Manly sales associate John Ford said both he and the family had underestimated the level of demand for the home.“(The sale price) was a lot higher than anyone anticipated,” he said.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 202077 Regent Street, Wynnum WestMr Ford said up to 80 people attended the auction, 28 of which were registered bidders. The bidding started at just over $1 million before a young couple bought the property.“The size of the land was probably the most attractive feature, but the solidly built house was really attractive to people that wanted to move into it,” he said.Mr Ford said that it was a unique property as there were not many available like this left in the area. “I’ve not seen any block this size with this sort of shape,” he said.When big blocks hit the market, Mr Ford said they sold quickly.
173 Stewart Rd, Clagiraba.A SPRAWLING Clagiraba property with countryside vistas and two impressive homes has sold for $3.45 million.The sale of 173 Stewart Rd marks a record for the suburb, which was set by the same property in 2004 when it sold for $2.14 million.Ray White Prestige Gold Coast agent Josh Thomas said a local family snapped up the property on Wednesday. 173 Stewart Rd, Clagiraba. 173 Stewart Rd, Clagiraba. 173 Stewart Rd, Clagiraba. 173 Stewart Rd, Clagiraba.Coomera River and Guanaba Valley offer stunning views from the property.Mr Thomas said the sellers, brothers John and Carlo Tuminello, were “excited for what the future holds”.The brothers and their young families have lived on the property for the past 13 years.They said in October that it was the perfect property for their shared love of motor cross but they were looking for a larger estate.“It’s one of the nicest properties on the river in the Guanaba Valley,” John Tuminello said.“We’ve had camp-outs and bonfires – the kind of stuff you just can’t do in most backyards.”Mr Thomas said more and more buyers were looking for property in Clagiraba and Guanaba.“It’s becoming quite a sought after part of the Gold Coast because you can get really luxurious properties that give you the real country-style living, but are still just half an hour from the beach,” Mr Thomas said. 173 Stewart Rd, Clagiraba. 173 Stewart Rd, Clagiraba.“I think they were looking at property in general for a year, but they did see this when I first marketed the (home),” Mr Thomas said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe 14ha property was listed in June last year before Mr Thomas took over the marketing in September.He said it attracted a lot of interest but nothing solid until now.“There were multiple offers on the property and some of those offers had settlement periods that weren’t agreeable to the owners,” Mr Thomas said.There are two houses on the property as well as a separate two-bedroom caretaker’s cottage.One of the houses has five bedrooms and features a formal lounge, fireplace, gym, office and second kitchen.The second house has four bedrooms, a media room, and open-plan kitchen and family room.It also has irrigated and fenced horse paddocks with eight shelters while a stable compound has one bedroom, a bathroom and kitchen.