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Apr 29, 2016, 11:57 ET Pennsylvania Department of Health Launches Immunization Campaign with a Message to Parents: "Don't Wait. Vaccinate."

The Department of Health (DOH) today partnered with the Scranton School District to kick off its 2016 "Don't Wait. Vaccinate." campaign. Secretary...


Apr 20, 2016, 16:46 ET PA Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine Discusses Importance of Non-Discrimination Laws at Philadelphia City Hall

Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today at Philadelphia City Hall lauded the efforts by Governor Wolf and the city of Philadelphia...


Apr 13, 2016, 08:58 ET In Effort to Combat Opioid Epidemic, Pennsylvania Joins Other State Health Agencies, Medical Experts in Calling for Roll Back of Aggressive Pain Management Rules

In an effort to reduce overprescribing of opioid pain relievers, the Pennsylvania Department of Health joined dozens of health care organizations,...


Apr 12, 2016, 12:20 ET Wolf Administration Initiative Underway to Make Narcan Available to Public High Schools

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that his administration, in partnership with Adapt Pharma, has taken the next step in its effort to make the...


Apr 04, 2016, 14:28 ET Pennsylvania Secretary Murphy Participates in Public Health Conference with Acting U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Karen DeSalvo

 Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today joined Acting U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Karen DeSalvo for a day-long conference...


Mar 31, 2016, 14:30 ET PA Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine Holds "It's On Us PA" Campus Sexual Assault Roundtable

Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today at Bucks County Community College led an "It's On Us PA" roundtable discussion focused on...


Mar 23, 2016, 11:17 ET Pennsylvania Department of Health Kicks Off 2016 Get Smart Competition for Young Artists and Writers

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today joined national and state-based partners to support and promote the appropriate use of antibiotics by...


Mar 21, 2016, 11:52 ET Multi-State Outbreak of Listeriosis in 2014 Linked to Lancaster Dairy

 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has linked two out-of-state cases of listeriosis – one of them fatal - to a...


Mar 15, 2016, 09:47 ET PA Department of Environmental Protection Installs Air Sampling Monitors Near Keystone Landfill

 As part of its ongoing monitoring of the Keystone Landfill in Dunmore, Lackawanna County, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental...


Mar 15, 2016, 09:38 ET In Continued Effort to Fight Opioid Abuse, PA Department of Health Names Meghna Patel to Lead Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

 The Pennsylvania Department of Health today announced that Meghna Patel, MHA, has been named director of the state Prescription Drug...


Mar 15, 2016, 08:20 ET In Continued Effort to Fight Opioid Abuse, Pennsylvania Department of Health Names Meghna Patel to Lead Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today announced that Meghna Patel, MHA, has been named director of the state Prescription Drug Monitoring...


Mar 04, 2016, 13:53 ET Physician General Rachel Levine Reminds Pennsylvanians about the Availability of Naloxone to Combat Drug Overdose

Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today visited Esterbrook Pharmacy to remind the public and medical professionals about the...


Mar 03, 2016, 08:02 ET Pennsylvanians Urged to Follow Important Tips to Avoid Zika Virus when Traveling to Affected Areas during Spring Break

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today advised commonwealth residents planning spring break trips to Mexico, the Caribbean or...


Mar 02, 2016, 15:30 ET Department of Health Continues Efforts to Improve Nursing Home Care in Pennsylvania

In a continuing effort to create a government that works for Pennsylvania, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today met with nursing home...


Feb 22, 2016, 15:30 ET Pennsylvania Department of Health Joins Other Public Health Agencies in Urging FDA to Issue Warnings for Dangerous Combination of Medications Amid Prescription Drug Overdose Crisis

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today announced it is joining city and state health directors from across the country in calling on the U.S....


Feb 16, 2016, 12:46 ET Pennsylvania Health Secretary Announces Selection of ABC-MAP Program Vendor

 Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced the selection of the ABC-MAP program vendor, marking an important milestone...


Feb 12, 2016, 10:13 ET Pennsylvanians Urged to Use Extreme Caution as Dangerously Cold Temperatures Expected Across the Commonwealth this Weekend

Pennsylvania officials are urging everyone to take extra precautions in the coming days to prevent serious health issues as an arctic front is...


Feb 04, 2016, 07:40 ET Department of Health Reminds Pennsylvanians That it is Not Too Late to Get Influenza Vaccine

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today reminded Pennsylvanians that it is not too late to receive an influenza vaccine,...


Jan 28, 2016, 10:37 ET Department of Health Launches Pilot Program to Provide Drug Coverage for Uninsured Pennsylvanians with Hepatitis C and HIV

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy and Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne announced today the Special Pharmaceutical Benefits Program...


Jan 11, 2016, 09:42 ET Free Flu Vaccines and "Hands-Only" CPR Demonstrations Offered by Department of Health during Pennsylvania's 100th Farm Show

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is providing free influenza vaccinations and "Hands-Only" CPR demonstrations during the state's 100th Farm...


Jan 07, 2016, 10:41 ET PA Monitoring System Successfully Blocked Sale of Legal Drugs Used in Methamphetamine Production

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy announced today the release of 2015 data showing a rise in the number of blocked sales of...


Dec 22, 2015, 10:19 ET Department of Health Issues Statement on CDC Report on Infection Cluster at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Today, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Karen Murphy issued a statement on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) preliminary report on an infection...


Dec 15, 2015, 11:03 ET Pennsylvania's Physician General Highlights "Stopping the Flu Starts with YOU" Campaign during Visit to Harrisburg Vaccine Clinic

Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today visited a Harrisburg school to highlight important measures everyone should take in order to...


Dec 09, 2015, 10:14 ET Pennsylvania Department of Health Provides Grants for Community-Based Primary Care Health Centers

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy announced today the availability of grants to expand and improve health care access and services...


Dec 07, 2015, 09:54 ET Department of Health Offers Low or No-Cost Flu Vaccines for Eligible Pennsylvanians

This week, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is providing low or no-cost flu clinics for eligible adults and children from December 7 through...