VIDEO: Addiction Counseling Services Supports Restriction of Painkiller Zohydro

VIDEO: Addiction Counseling Services Supports Restriction of Painkiller Zohydro

After today's House Human Services Committee voting meeting, Deb Beck of the Drug and Alcohol Services Providers of Pennsylvania (DASPOP) expressed her concerns about the prescription painkiller Zohydro. The drug is the subject of HB 2203 - an act restricting access to the painkiller- which was voted out of the committee. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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VIDEO: DiGirolamo on Bill to Restrict Access to Painkiller Zohydro

VIDEO: DiGirolamo on Bill to Restrict Access to Painkiller Zohydro

After today's House Human Services Committee Voting meeting, Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) talked with The PLS Reporter about his bill to limit access to the prescription painkiller Zohydro. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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Bill Restricting Powerful Opiate Could Draw Physician Ire Following Amendment

Bill Restricting Powerful Opiate Could Draw Physician Ire Following Amendment

The House Human Services Committee today continued the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s battle against prescription opiates by voting on legislation originally drafted to ban the powerful opiate Zohydro. However, an amendment to the bill might draw concern from physicians and others prescribing the pain killer.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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Bill Prohibiting Multiple Co-Payments to Receive Unusual Hearing Tuesday

On April 29th the Senate took the unusual procedural step of recommitting a bill, SB 594, back to the committee from which it had been reported from nearly three weeks earlier. The reason, made explicit during the April 9th voting meeting on the legislation, was so that a public hearing could be held to air out the implications of the measure, which is intended to prevent insurance companies from charging separate co-pays for separate services during a trip to a single provider.


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Monday, May 5, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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Mandated Wage Garnishment, Uniformity to Lead Changes of Restitution Laws

Mandated Wage Garnishment, Uniformity to Lead Changes of Restitution Laws

It has been 14 months since Pennsylvania’s Restitution Task Force issued its report outlining 47 recommendations to Pennsylvania’s restitution laws and procedures. During a public hearing today, the House Judiciary Committee took a look at what legislative changes are needed.

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Monday, May 5, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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