CPBJ - Health Care http://www.cpbj.com/section/health_care Health Care News Health Care en-us Copyright 2016 Central Penn Business Journal Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:09:44 EST Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:09:44 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160721/CPBJ01/160719741&source=RSS Pa. offers prescribing guidelines, monitoring program to combat opioid abuse The latest state efforts to combat the epidemic of painkiller and heroin abuse are focusing on prescription medication. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:09:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160721/CPBJ01/160719741&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160720/CPBJ01/160729983&source=RSS Nurse practitioner legislation stalled until fall Legislation allowing nurse practitioners to practice without a doctor's authority will likely see no movement until fall, according to the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:30:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160720/CPBJ01/160729983&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160720/CPBJ01/160719747&source=RSS Department of Health ramps up physician outreach on medical marijuana Reaching out to Pennsylvania doctors is perhaps the most critical component in launching the state's medical marijuana program, and government officials plan to begin doing so within the next few weeks. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:50:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160720/CPBJ01/160719747&source=RSS