BLOG: Capital BlueCross Announces Donation to Equip Police with Naloxone (ROUND-UP)

first_img December 15, 2015 BLOG: Capital BlueCross Announces Donation to Equip Police with Naloxone (ROUND-UP) By: Sophie Stone, Deputy Press Secretary Government That Works,  Round-Up,  Substance Use Disorder,  The Blog Yesterday, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Gary Tennis and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine stood with Capital BlueCross officials as they announced their latest action in battling the heroin crisis in Pennsylvania. Capital BlueCross has donated $100,000 to further equip police across Pennsylvania with naloxone, a lifesaving opioid overdose reversal drug. Police have reversed more than 500 overdoses over the past year.The donation will be distributed by the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association in Capital BlueCross’ 21-county service area.The Wolf administration is leading efforts to fight the heroin and opioid addiction and overdose epidemic. The 2015-16 budget includes a $9 million initiative to combat the heroin epidemic. Earlier this month, Department of General Services Secretary Curt Topper announced that Pennsylvania Capitol Police are now trained to administer and will carry naloxone. In October, Pennsylvania’s Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine signed a statewide standing order for naloxone, making it possible for all Pennsylvanians to access the life-saving drug. The Wolf Administration announced in April that the Pennsylvania State Police would carry naloxone, so that those troopers who are first on the scene of an overdose can have another tool on-hand during these emergencies.Check out some of the coverage of yesterday’s announcement:LNP: Capital BlueCross contributes $100,000 to get heroin antidote naloxone to police.“Capital BlueCross said Monday it is giving $100,000 to police departments in 21 Pennsylvania counties including Lancaster so they can purchase the heroin antidote naloxone. The announcement was praised by state health officials, who say the state is battling the worst epidemic of drug overdoses and deaths it has ever seen. ‘With this money, we have the potential to help not only hundreds of people with the disease of addiction, but the thousands of family members and friends whose lives are also affected,’ said Gary Tennis, secretary of the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.” [LNP, 12/15/15]Harrisburg Patriot-News: Midstate insurer provides another dose of heroin overdose life-saver.“Capital BlueCross said Monday it will spend another $100,000 to put naloxone into police cars in its 21-county service area that includes the midstate… State officials recently said that as of late November, police officers had used naloxone to save 453 overdose victims… State Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs Gary Tennis said, ‘For the second time, [Capital has] stepped forward as a leader in fighting the worst overdose death epidemic this state has ever seen … With this money, we have the potential to help not only hundreds of people with the disease of addiction, but the thousands of family members and friends whose lives are also affected.’” [Harrisburg Patriot-News, 12/14/15]WITF: Health insurer donates $100K for life-saving drug for overdoses.“Capital BlueCross is donating $100,000 to equip police officers with a life-saving drug. The contribution comes less than a year after it first offered $50,000 to departments to purchase naloxone, and just as Pennsylvania’s heroin death toll is expected to top last year’s high. That’s despite more than 500 life-saving uses of naloxone, which reverses a heroin or other opioid overdose in a matter of minutes. Capital BlueCross’s donation will pay for 1,000 naloxone kits, which many police departments now carry.” [WITF, 12/14/15]York Daily Record: BlueCross donates $100k for Naloxone.“Central Pennsylvania insurance company Capital BlueCross has donated another $100,000 to supply Pennsylvania police with the medication that reverses heroin overdoses… ‘What it effectively does is, at $100 a kit, you’re talking about saving 1,000 lives of Pennsylvanians,’ [York County District Attorney Tom] Kearney said. ‘And that is just incredible.’ Gary Tennis, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, said, ‘On behalf of all the people whose lives will be saved by this generous donation, I thank Capital BlueCross.’” [York Daily Record, 12/14/15]ABC27: Capital BlueCross donates $100K for heroin antidote.“Capital BlueCross is donating $100,000 to get a heroin antidote to police departments in central Pennsylvania. The donation will pay for 1,000 naloxone kits, which cost about $100 each. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, can reverse the effects of a heroin overdose. Pennsylvania police departments have reversed 522 overdoses since they began carrying naloxone this year.” [ABC27, 12/14/15]center_img See Secretary Gary Tennis’ blog about Continuing Pennsylvania’s Fight Against Heroin.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Lyon consider Barcelona director for technical secretary role

first_img Loading… Promoted Content6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had LeftThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The Show10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? The former French international became embroiled in a row with Lionel Messi, after criticising the role of senior players following the dismissal of Ernesto Valverde. Read Also: Luis Suarez’s return hands Barcelona title advantage Messi firmly rejected Abidal’s claims, but the 40-year old’s standing at the club has been subsequently weakened. Barcelona also have club elections at the end of next season, with no guarantee Abidal will continue in his role. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img According to reports from RMC Sport, reported via Marca, Abidal is the first choice for CEO Jean-Michel Aulas, over of Paul Mitchell, Bruno Cheyrou and Loic Desire. The reports adds Abidal has the support of director, and former Lyon teammate Juninho Pernambucabo. Abidal could be tempted by a return to France, after a controversial few months in Catalonia.Advertisement Ligue 1 club Lyon are considering an approach for Barcelona’s Director of Football Eric Abidal, as their new technical secretary. Current secretary Florian Maurice will leave for Rennes this summer, with Lyon on the hunt for a replacement.last_img read more

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Thiago Silva latest PSG robbery victim

first_imgThe thieves are believed to have got away with items worth hundreds of thousands of euros.Last month, burglars broke into the apartment of striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting while he was in action for PSG against Liverpool in the Champions League.On that occasion, a police source said, the thieves escaped with loot worth around 600,000 euros ($682,000), mostly in jewels and handbags from the FLAt near the Parc des Princes.In December 2017, the Paris apartment of then PSG coach Unai Emery, now at Arsenal, was burgled as his team played Strasbourg in the French Cup.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Thiago Silva was robbed during PSG’s match against Nantes on Saturday night © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEPARIS, France, Dec 23 – Thiago Silva became the latest Paris Saint-Germain player to have his property robbed during a match, police confirmed on Sunday.Robbers broke into the Brazilian’s home in the upmarket 16th arrondissement of Paris while he was playing in PSG’s Ligue 1 match against Nantes at the nearby Parc des Princes.last_img read more

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