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
Franklin County, In. — The Citizens Action Coalition will begin door-to-door fundraising and political outreach activities on Monday, July 23. Members will contact residents at their homes between 4 and 9 p.m.Local officials want residents to know the efforts of the group are legitimate.
Residents of Premnaranjan Place, Prashad Nagar, Georgetown, are calling on the Guyana Power and Light to remove a broken electricity pole from the street.Residents said the broken pole has been leaning onto the road with live wires exposed for more than a month now and several reports were made to the power company to no avail.The low-hanging wires which is the result of the broken poleResidents reached out to Guyana Times to reiterate calls to the company to have the pole removed. A resident, who gave her name only as Sherry, told this publication that a month ago she made the first report to GPL when the pole started to lean. She noted that the report was taken and she was given a reference number. The woman added that after no inspection crew came to investigate, she called to inquire a few weeks later and was told that the report is with the maintenance crew. “This situation here is very dangerous. And it has been like this for several weeks now. Right now, the bottom of the pole is splitting and it’s too dangerous. All of the live wires are exposed and dragging on people’s fences,” the woman said.Further, she explained that other neighbours have also been making reports to GPL to no avail. Another resident, Donna Fredericks, also shared her concerns with this publication. Fredericks said that the wires have been hanging very low and trucks are unable to pass and as a result, they have to divert from the pole and drive onto the parapet, resulting in damages.The electrical wires hanging on residents’ fences as a result of the broken poleShe described the situation as uncomfortable and called on the responsible Minister and those in authority to instruct the power company to do its job.“I don’t know for how long more we have to endure this situation. It’s very dangerous and I’ve come to realise that things aren’t taken seriously here until it gets ugly. Maybe if someone dies then they would come here to investigate. These wires on this pole are live because these are the very wires that are giving us electricity. The pictures are there, people can see for themselves exactly what’s going on. In addition to this, look at the condition of the road…a huge break in the parapet where high vehicles are now driving…look at the condition of this place, it’s ridiculous,” she argued.Another resident, Daphne Mentore, also of Premnaranjan Place, told this publication that she too is worried about her and her children’s safety. Mentore said the wires are hanging on their fences and it is not safe for children who would often be playing in their yards. She said the pole is evidently rotted and cautioned that if the power company does not intervene soon, it can fall creating harm to those living in the area or passersby. “I really hope GPL come and do what they are supposed to, to have this pole removed. It’s been leaning here for too long and the situation is unsafe for us here. It can fall at any time and these exposed wires are also very dangerous. Especially with the heavy rains. We are pleading with them to do something,” she said.
The 26-year-old made 230 appearances for Leverkusen across seven seasons in the Bundesliga and has won six caps for Germany but was not included in Joachim Low’s 23-man squad for the World Cup.The Stuttgart academy product holds the distinction of being the youngest goalkeeper to feature in a Champions League match when he played for Leverkusen against Chelsea in 2011 at just 19 years and 193 days old.Arsenal’s head coach Unai Emery told the club’s website: “We are very pleased that Bernd Leno will be joining us.“Bernd is a goalkeeper of high quality and experience. He has been a top performer and regular number one goalkeeper with Leverkusen in the Bundesliga for the past seven years.“We are all excited that Bernd has chosen Arsenal Football Club and look forward to start working with him in pre-season.”Leno will become Emery’s second official signing since replacing Arsene Wenger at the end of the season, with former Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner arriving on a free transfer.Sky Sports News understands the Gunners have also agreed a deal for Borussia Dortmund centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos, with the transfer expected to be formally announced on July 1.They are also in talks with Sampdoria for midfielder Lucas Torreira and an agreement is close, according to Sky in Italy.-By Sky Sports- 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Goalkeeper Bernd Leno has completed his move to Arsenal from Bayer Leverkusen. Photo/COURTESYLONDON, United Kingdom, June 19 – Arsenal have completed a deal to sign Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno.Arsenal are yet to confirm the transfer fee or length of Leno’s contract.