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Wolf Administration’s PA Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Sharing Data with 10 Other States and D.C.

first_img 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.center_img June 29, 2017last_img read more

Yankees’ Aaron Judge on recent slump: ‘It’s just baseball’

first_imgJudge missed 54 games earlier this season with an oblique strain, so as manager Aaron Boone said, it may just be “a matter of time before he gets it going.”“It’s a tough couple of weeks,” Boone admitted. “This game is hard. He’s not a good [player], he’s a great player. One of the game’s best and it’s just a couple of weeks he hasn’t been locked in. The Yankees are winning games, but it’s been in spite of Aaron Judge.The Bronx Bomber is 12-for-76 in his last 20 games with just one home run and four RBIs. After an 0-for-4 day that included three strikeouts Wednesday, Judge described his recent struggles perfectly: “It stinks.” MLB rumors: Much-maligned pitcher Matt Harvey to sign with Athletics Indians’ Yasiel Puig becomes U.S. citizen on last day of three-game suspensioncenter_img “It’s just baseball,’’ Judge said after a 6-5 win over the Orioles (via the New York Post). “Sometimes hits fall and sometimes they don’t and you hit it hard right at people.”Judge added: “You want to help out your team any time you can. Whenever you go out there and don’t produce, it’s tough. I keep doing my job and play good defense and try to get something going at the plate. The most important thing is winning. If I go 0-for-3 and we keep winning, I think we’ll be fine.” Related News “I still contend it will be a matter of time before he gets it rolling and we’ll hop on his back and he’ll go through a stretch where he’ll really carry us.”Judge is slashing .263/.388/.454 with 12 homers and 32 RBIs in the 66 games he’s played, which certainly is respectable. And like the 27-year-old said — the Yankees are winning games despite his cold bat as they’re 15-6 since Judge’s slump started July 25 against the Red Sox.The Yankees (81-41) are a cushy 10 games ahead of the Rays in the AL East and 2 1/2 games ahead of the Astros for the best record in the American League.last_img read more