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Wisconsin Medical Society praises passage of latest HOPE Agenda legislation

Release Date: April 4, 2017
Contact: Kendi Parvin - 608.442.3748 kendi.parvin@wismed.org

The statement below is attributable to Wisconsin Medical Society President Barbara Hummel, MD

“Wisconsin physicians applaud the Wisconsin State Assembly for approving another round of HOPE Agenda legislation that will help fight opioid abuse. Today’s action advances important initiatives that will help in a wide variety of ways, including support for Treatment and Diversion programs, bolstering the state’s addiction health care workforce and creating an addiction medicine consultation program to make this specialty care more widely available. Rep. John Nygren’s strategy to attack the opioids problem on a variety of fronts continues to be thoughtful, nonpartisan and tireless. We deeply appreciate his efforts and today’s support from the State Legislature.

“The collaboration among physicians, health care professionals, the legislature, Governor Walker and law enforcement continues to provide Wisconsin with the greatest opportunity to successfully fight the opioid and other drug abuse crisis.”

With nearly 12,500 members dedicated to the best interests of their patients, the Wisconsin Medical Society is the largest association of medical doctors in the state and a trusted source for health policy leadership since 1841.