Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Today, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Secretary Jen Smith virtually joined State Representative Dan Miller, Prevention Point Pittsburgh, stakeholders and advocates to discuss the Illegal fentanyl in Allegheny County and throughout Pennsylvania, and the importance of harm reduction strategies. The virtual roundtable included information onRead More →

Erin Edwards grew up as a prolific athlete with a passion for sport and physical activity. It wasn’t until her grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s that she started thinking about the science behind exercise and the brain. “I became interested in how exercise demonstrates many compelling links to improving theRead More →

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and District No. 10 Health Department have withdrawn their public health advisory on masking in indoor public places. According to a press release from DHD #10, Michigan has entered the post-surge recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cases and hospitalizationsRead More →

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Department of Health and Human Services is partnering with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic during the February vacation. The clinic will be at Bounce! Trampoline Park at 1250 St. James Avenue. This clinic will take place fromRead More →

On February 4, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), U.S. Department of Treasury, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released sub-regulatory orientations which provides greater flexibility and clarifies a few points about the required coverage of over-the-counter COVID-19 tests, which went into effect for employer healthRead More →

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said some essential workers will be able to use a negative rapid antigen test (RAT) to stop self-isolating in the later stages of the Omicron outbreak. This will cover essential workers in the supply chain, especially those involved in the provision of food. She saidRead More →

ROCKINGHAM — With the threat of inclement weather, the Richmond County Health Department announced it will not be conducting drive-through COVID testing on Friday. Testing will be halted both behind the Rockingham Health Department and in the parking lot of Cole Auditorium in Hamlet. Saturday schedules will be determined later,Read More →

WILMINGTON — As the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations hit an all-time high, Clinton Memorial Hospital is once again at full capacity. Our beds are full with both patients who are being treated for COVID-19 and those who have other acute and chronic conditions that require immediate medical attention.Read More →

The federal government has denied the RATs are being diverted after several pharmacies claimed their orders were “seized”. The Federal Government has denied claims by retailers across Australia that their orders for rapid antigen tests were being ‘seized’ as the national shortage continues. “No warrant has been issued by theRead More →

Third Party Risk Management, Business Continuity Management/Disaster Recovery, Critical Infrastructure Security Meanwhile, a Florida specialty pharmacy faces lawsuits over a hack Marianne Kolbasuk McGee (HealthInfoSec) • January 13, 2022 The Maryland Department of Health is still dealing with some IT service outages following a ransomware attack in December. Maryland officialsRead More →

For immediate release: December 30, 2021 (21-265) Contact Person: Sharon Moysiuk, Communications 360-549-6471Public Inquiries: Healthcare Systems Customer Service 360-236-4700 The state disciplines health care providers OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health has disciplined or withdrawn charges against the following health care providers in our state. The department’s healthRead More →

For immediate release: December 23, 2021 (21-257) Contact Person: Sharon Moysiuk, Communications 360-549-6471Public Inquiries: Health Systems Customer Service 360-236-4700 The state disciplines health care providers OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health has disciplined or withdrawn charges against the following health care providers in our state. The department’s healthRead More →

Free, at-home COVID-19 monoclonal antibody therapy is now available through the Florida Department of Health and DeliveRxd. Free, at-home COVID-19 monoclonal antibody therapy is now available through the Florida Department of Health and DeliveRxd. Those who want this option do not need to be homebound or bedridden. In addition, DeliveRxdRead More →

WASHINGTON, December 4 — The US Department of Justice issued the following press release on Dec 3 2021: At December 2, a federal jury in Greeneville, Tennessee, sentenced Pierre Bolos, 44, of Tampa, Florida, on 22 counts of postal fraud, conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and bringing an ill-labeled drugRead More →

Gerard Greene, CEO of Community Pharmacy NI, said the service is used by approximately 37,000 patients Known as the Medicines Adherence Service, it involves community pharmacists preparing medication packs or trays for patients – many of whom are elderly or vulnerable – who need help with dosing or multiple medicationsRead More →

Vishav Bharti Tribune press service Chandigarh, November 27 Over 3,200 regular positions in various categories, including doctors and nurses, have been vacant in the Department of Health for several years. To put this in perspective, consider this: Thousands of unemployed and contract workers have long protested, demanding regular jobs. AccordingRead More →

The Forsyth County Public Health Department began distributing the anti-overdose drug Naloxone upon receipt, in response to the growing number of opioid overdoses locally and nationally. “There are no questions asked. If people need more than one, they can get more than one, ”said Amanda Clark, health and addictions educatorRead More →

You are the: November 19, 2021 New research from the Monash Addiction Research Center and the Burnet Institute shows that making the opioid overdose antidote, naloxone, easily accessible and available free of charge to people who are prescribed opioids in Australia would be cost effective and save hundreds of livesRead More →

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS) – State officials visited the Mercer County Department of Health after mistakenly administering the wrong dose for a Moderna COVID-19 booster. Administrator Roger Topping, said the health department had missed information requiring booster shots for the Moderna vaccine to be given in half doses and instead ofRead More →

The Department of Justice has filed a False Claims Act complaint against Professional Compounding Centers of America Inc. (PCCA), a Houston-based company that sells active pharmaceutical ingredients and other products and services to compounding pharmacies . The complaint alleges that the PCCA reported fraudulent and inflated Average Wholesale Prices (AWP)Read More →

Through Daily news staff | to 06 November 2021 Submitted by the Mid-Michigan District Health Department STANTON – The Mid-Michigan District Health Department (MMDHD) is now scheduling Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination appointments for children ages 5 to 11 after Tuesday’s announcement that the Food and Drug Administration granted an authorization forRead More →

CHARLESTON, Va. (WV News) – The Mercer County health department has temporarily halted administration of the COVID-19 vaccine after a recent dosing error, state officials confirmed on Friday. State health worker Dr Ayne Amjad explained at Governor Jim Justice’s COVID press conference on Friday that the Department of Health hadRead More →

COLUMBIA, Missouri (KMIZ.) The Missouri Department of Health and Seniors’ Services adopted the CDC recommendation for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children on Wednesday. According to the CDC, starting November 8, children between the ages of 5 and 11 are eligible for a low-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination. Experts say the vaccine forRead More →