Health

Commonwealth News services
Andrew Limberg
September 26, 2019 - 4:01 pm
Lt. Gov. John Fetterman Encouraging Pennsylvanians to Apply for Marijuana-Related Pardons
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Officer of the Governor of Pennsylvania
Andrew Limberg
September 25, 2019 - 2:56 pm
Earlier this year, Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman went on a Listening Tour stopping at all 67 counties to gauge how the public feels about legalized recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania.
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Associated Press
September 25, 2019 - 12:54 pm
A new analysis finds that money from a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma will be "no more than a stopgap" for state and local governments struggling to combat the opioid epidemic. Purdue became the first company being sued over the toll of opioids to reach a tentative...
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In this photo taken Sunday, March 19, 2017, vaping enthusiasts demonstrate their skills at a vape talent show in northern China's Tianjin Municipality. A state news agency says China is preparing to impose controls on the content of liquid and additives used in electronic cigarettes amid rising global concern about deaths and illnesses blamed on vaping. (Chinatopix Via AP)
Associated Press
September 24, 2019 - 1:38 am
BEIJING (AP) — China plans to join governments that are imposing controls on tobacco liquid and additives for e-cigarettes amid rising concern about deaths and illnesses blamed on vaping, a state news agency said Tuesday. Rules due out as early as next month also will cover e-cigarette devices and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2019, file photo, anti-abortion activists protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court, during the March for Life in Washington. The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures released Wednesday, Sept. 18. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
Associated Press
September 18, 2019 - 12:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A new report shows that the number and rate of abortions across the U.S. have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973. The report from the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights, counted 862,000 abortions in...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, file photo, a guest takes a puff of a cannabis vape pen during a marijuana event in downtown Los Angeles. A short walk from police headquarters in the heart of downtown, a cluster of bustling shops are openly selling packaging and hardware that can be used to produce counterfeit, and potentially dangerous, marijuana vapes that have infected California's cannabis market and possibly sickened dozens of people. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Associated Press
September 17, 2019 - 5:34 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A short walk from police headquarters in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a cluster of bustling shops are openly selling packaging and hardware that can be used to produce counterfeit marijuana vapes that have infected California's cannabis market. Bootleggers eager to profit...
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Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that California will spend $20 million on a public awareness campaign about the dangers of vaping nicotine and cannabis products amid a rise in vaping-related illnesses, during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Associated Press
September 16, 2019 - 9:47 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will spend $20 million on a public awareness campaign about the dangers of vaping nicotine and cannabis products and step up efforts to halt the sale of illicit products amid a rise in vaping-related illnesses. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the actions...
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Naloxone Dispensing Pharmacy Sign
Shelby Cassesse
September 16, 2019 - 2:35 pm
State healthcare officials were at UPMC today to kick off “Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now Week.”
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Replay: I'm Listening, Pittsburgh
Jeff Oravitz
September 13, 2019 - 10:20 am
Entercom Pittsburgh gathered experts in Western Pennsylvania to present: I’m Listening, Pittsburgh.
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Joe DeStio
September 13, 2019 - 10:11 am
As the Food and Drug Administration moves to ban flavored additives to e-cigarettes, Pennsylvania health officials have put out a new report on vaping injuries.
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