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Medigram: September 17, 2015

Top Story

‘Dose of Reality’ aims to prevent misuse of prescription
pain medicines

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel today launched a “Dose of Reality,” a statewide campaign to increase awareness and provide information to the public about the dangers of misusing prescription pain medicines. Read more.

News Briefs

Medical Examining Board creates controlled substances committee; explores CME changes
As the state legislature and Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel ramp up efforts to combat the heroin and opioids addiction problem in the state, Wisconsin’s Medical Examining Board (MEB) also engaged on the issue at its monthly meeting on Wednesday in Madison. Read more.

Interstate Compact bill gets unanimous Assembly
committee support

The State Assembly’s Committee on Health unanimously approved legislation Tuesday authorizing Wisconsin to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, which had been introduced as Assembly Bill 253. Read more.

Society files briefs with Wisconsin’s Supreme Court
and Court of Appeals

The Wisconsin Medical Society filed a brief Monday requesting permission to submit an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in support of the petition for review of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals’ decision in the Seifert v. Balink case. Read more.

UW bioethics professor to address Council on Health Care Ethics
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s Council on Health Care Ethics will hear from Norman Fost, MD, regarding his expertise and experience in bioethics and medical ethics during its next meeting Friday, Sept. 25. Read more.

Society offers free CME webinar on Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule
The Wisconsin Medical Society is offering a free webinar to members—Highlights of the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule. Read more.

Registration open for annual WHIO learning forum
Spotlight on Big Data is the focus of the Wisconsin Health Information Organization’s (WHIO) learning forum Tuesday, Oct. 13 at the Crowne Plaza in Madison. The all-day event is 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Read more.