New opioid prescribing guidelines introduced at Administration press conference

New opioid prescribing guidelines introduced at Administration press conference

On Monday morning, the Wolf Administration introduced opioid prescription guidelines for workers' compensation in hopes of helping health care providers determine what opioids should be prescribed for the treatment of someone who has been hurt on the job.

Monday, July 16, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Pittsburgh and Allegheny County file suit against opioid manufacturers

Pittsburgh and Allegheny County file suit against opioid manufacturers

In response to the rising number of opioid-related deaths, Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh filed lawsuits against eight pharmaceutical companies on Tuesday.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Tags: Opioids
Wolf vetoes workers' compensation bill

Wolf vetoes workers' compensation bill

Governor Tom Wolf vetoed controversial SB 936 Friday afternoon after a week of partisan battles over how the bill would actually affect injured workers.

In a statement, Wolf said the bill would ration care and hurt health outcomes for laborers across the state.

"Senate Bill 936 threatens health care for millions of workers who could be injured on the job, including police, corrections officers, and firefighters, who put their lives on the line every day, and whose injuries can be unique, debilitating and severe," Wolf said. "It is wrong to sacrifice health care for our first responders to protect the bottom-line for insurance companies and corporations." 

Friday, April 27, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Rotunda roundup: Anti-hazing, welfare work requirements and worker’s comp medication bills move forward this week

Rotunda roundup: Anti-hazing, welfare work requirements and worker’s comp medication bills move forward this week

It was a busy week in Harrisburg with both chambers in session, and so while a flurry of activity is expected, here are three bills that deserve a little extra attention:

Thursday, April 19, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Not all Democrats on board with Philly safe injection sites proposal

Not all Democrats on board with Philly safe injection sites proposal

In January, the City of Philadelphia announced it will implement safe injection sites, also known as comprehensive user engagement sites (CUES), in an effort to limit the number of people who will likely die from overdosing on opioids. 

Since the announcement, several Democrats have not warmed up to the progressive plan. 
Friday, April 6, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
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