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Overdoses and a Life-saving Drug

19. January 2016

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A Life-saving Drug
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Increased Access of Naloxone for All Pennsylvanians

3. November 2015

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Increased Access of Naloxone for All Pennsylvanians Through Standing Order for the General Public  On Wednesday, October 28, 2015, Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine signed “Standing Order DOH -002-2015, Naloxone Prescription for Overdose”.  Naloxone is a prescription medication that reverses the effects of a prescription opioid medication or heroin overdose.  The standing order is intended […]

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Pa. bill banning bath salts, synthetic marijuana headed to governor

17. June 2011

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – By Miles Snyder Legislation to ban several powerful and increasingly popular hallucinogenic drugs is headed to Gov. Tom Corbett after a final and unanimous vote Wednesday in the state Senate. Senate Bill 1006 would add the cocaine known as “bath salts” to the state’s controlled substance list. It would also prohibit […]

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FDA, FTC Target Alcoholic Energy Drinks

18. November 2010

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) simultaneously notified makers of popular caffeinated alcoholic beverages that such products are unsafe, unapproved, and misleadingly marketed, The Washington Post reported Nov. 17. Large brewers like Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors stopped selling similar caffeinated alcoholic beverages in 2008, after several states’ attorneys general argued […]

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FDA Warns Makers Of Alcoholic Energy Drinks

18. November 2010

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Four Loco Has Already Said It Would Pull Caffine From Drinks Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters Wednesday to four manufacturers of alcoholic energy drinks often consumed by college students, saying the caffeine added to their beverages is an “unsafe food additive.” FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said […]

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