Governor Tom Wolf Encourages Pennsylvania Senators to Pass 21st Century Cures Act

first_img Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Following the United States House of Representative’s bipartisan passage of the 21st Century Cures Act last week, Governor Wolf sent a letter to Senator Pat Toomey and Senator Bob Casey encouraging them to swiftly pass this legislation.This legislation will help develop and deliver effective treatments and cures to millions of Americans suffering from chronic diseases and disabilities and fast track the availability of new treatments for patients suffering from diseases such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, and substance use disorder.“On behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I am writing to express my strong support for H.R. 34, the 21st Century Cures Act, and encourage Congress to act swiftly to pass this legislation that will have immediate positive effects on Pennsylvania and the nation,” wrote Governor Tom Wolf. “It is my understanding that Congress will consider H.R. 34 this week. I applaud your leadership and would welcome the opportunity to serve as a resource on this issue, of such importance to Pennsylvanians.”During the fall session, the Wolf Administration made real progress in helping the victims of substance use disorder and the communities that have been devastated by this terrible disease. The governor and legislators made significant achievements toward fighting this epidemic by passing five major bills that will strengthen the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, restrict the number of pills that can be prescribed to minors or in emergency rooms, establish education curriculum on safe prescribing, and create more locations for the drop-off of drugs among other important initiatives.Additionally, the Wolf Administration was successful in securing $15 million in state funds to open 45 Opioid Use Disorder Centers of Excellence that are delivering person-centered, holistic care coordination services to more than 11,000 individuals suffering from opioid use disorder.“While we have made investing in solutions to the heroin use and opioid abuse epidemic a priority in Pennsylvania, this legislation would allow us to bolster those efforts by infusing desperately needed federal funds into research, design, and evaluation of these programs,” said Governor Tom Wolf.To view the full text of the letter, click here.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Governor Tom Wolf Encourages Pennsylvania Senators to Pass 21st Century Cures Act SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img December 06, 2016last_img read more

Docherty: Ferguson can help Moyes

first_img Docherty was manager of the Red Devils between 1972 and 1977 when Busby was in the boardroom after guiding United to great successes as boss, including the 1968 European Cup final win over Benfica at Wembley. It is argued, however, that Busby’s presence ‘upstairs’ stifled Docherty’s predecessors, Wilf McGuinness and Frank O’Farrell, and the former Scotland boss admits things were difficult for him, notwithstanding the relegation to the former Second Division before he got the club promoted back to the top-flight. However, the 85-year-old Docherty, speaking at Hampden Park on Monday – 24 hours after being inducted into Scottish Football’s Hall of Fame, claimed there is no harm in Moyes using Ferguson’s expertise if it is on his terms. “It is nice to have Sir Alex there,” he told Press Association Sport. “If David says ‘I want to see Sir Alex, because it is my choice not his, there is a lot of knowledge and advice there, why not pick it if it is good information?’ (then that’s fine). “But when I was there with Busby, the old players who, without being disrespectful, were past their sell-buy date, used to by-pass me and go and speak to Busby and that’s where a lot of the trouble can start. “I don’t know if Alex still has an office there but if he is there as an ambassador (as well) and if David wants to go to him – well, it is nice to have your neighbour next door. “If need be go and see him, and if not, carry on doing what he is doing. “The biggest danger is following Fergie. His record is mind-boggling. No one will ever match that. Former Manchester United manager Tommy Docherty believes David Moyes need not necessarily have any worries about the spectre of Sir Alex Ferguson hanging over him at Old Trafford. Press Association “It is an impossible task to win the honours he has won. “He might do a great job but will that be enough? That is a question you have to answer. “But David Moyes is a great choice, he was my choice as well. He did a great job at Everton with not a lot of money or great players. He did really, really well and I hope he does well again.” Docherty explained his admiration for Moyes but acknowledged that every Manchester United manager has an advantage over many of his counterparts. “I just looked at his record at Everton,” said the man who managed 13 different clubs. “If you have money and you need to go into the market, you don’t buy a ‘could be’ or ‘a maybe’ or ‘a might be’, you are buying a sure thing. “It is a club that every young boy wants to play for. The biggest problem I had was getting players to leave Manchester United. “You had no problem getting them coming in. But they didn’t want to leave, that was the biggest problem.” Much has been made of Ferguson’s move on to the United board following his retirement as the club’s most successful boss last season and how that might affect his successor and a fellow Scot. Parallels have been drawn between that dynamic and that of ‘The Doc’ and another massive figure in United’s history, Sir Matt Busby. last_img read more