Pa. Dems, abortion advocates see parallels in Kansas abortion rights vote
The constitutional amendment, which was defeated by Kansas voters by a 60-40 margin last week, would have ended the right to an abortion in the state, according to the Kansas Reflector.
Biden administration proposes changing how monkeypox vaccine is administered
The Biden administration has begun encouraging health care providers to change the way they’re administering vaccines to protect against monkeypox.
State attorneys general, including Pa., support new poultry rule but question oversight
The attorneys general of 10 states are backing a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that is meant to get poultry growers fair agreements with meat processors, but they want stronger oversight.
Wolf admin. encourages parents, guardians to update immunizations for children ahead of school year
A COVID-19 vaccine is not required for children to attend school, but state officials said Monday that the Wolf administration encourages the vaccine for children five years of age and older.
Fetterman to host first public campaign event since suffering stroke
For the most part, Fetterman has been sidelined since suffering a stroke and undergoing a procedure to implant a pacemaker with a defibrillator in May, fueling attacks from Mehmet Oz, his Republican opponent in the November election.
Feds drop probe of Pa. teachers’ pension fund property purchases
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia confirmed that an investigation of property purchases by PSERS is closed and the fund's chairperson said no civil or criminal charges are expected.
Philadelphia announces targeted vaccine response to monkeypox
By Jason Villemez PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced that five local health clinics have been allocated doses of monkeypox vaccine for distribution to individuals at high risk for exposure. The clinics are Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia FIGHT, Presbyterian Hospital, Drexel Partnership, and Penn Medicine. Each clinic is reaching out to specific patients for vaccination. […]
Philadelphia’s home appraisal bias task force issues its final report
This report is the culmination of more than a year’s work.
U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson’s wedding gift | Editorial Cartoon
Days before his gay son’s wedding, the Pa. Republican cast a vote against same-sex marriage.
Congress mostly silent as states struggle to contain monkeypox
WASHINGTON — Two months after doctors diagnosed the first case of monkeypox in the United States, Congress has yet to hold a hearing, or give any significant attention to the painful and debilitating virus that’s spread to more than 4,600 people. Public health officials in the Biden administration have held several briefings, expanded testing capacity […]
Allegheny Co. Health Dept. expands access to monkeypox vaccine
By Jordana Rosenfeld PITTSBURGH — The Allegheny Health Department has announced expanded access to the monkeypox vaccine for people who have had a high-risk exposure to the virus. According to a Health Department statement, in addition to the department’s immunization clinic, the primary care providers listed below are currently offering the monkeypox vaccine to those […]
Wolf admin. adds intramuscular injection to expanded naloxone order
DDAP reports that between November 2017 and March 31, 2022, there have been 22,085 overdose reversals using state-purchased Narcan.