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Medigram: April 14, 2016

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Events planned throughout April for National Healthcare Decisions Day
“It’s always too early, until it’s too late.” That’s the 2016 theme for National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), Saturday April 16, a day highlighting the importance of advance care planning. Read more.

News Briefs

WMJ article on kratom gains national attention
An article about kratom addiction and withdrawal, published in the February issue of WMJ, is gaining national attention as this week’s featured case study in the Monthly Prescribing Reference (MPR). Read more.

Foundation honored with outstanding achievement award
The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation was recognized as one of two recipients of the Outstanding Achievement in Health Literacy Award at Wisconsin Literacy’s Strong Inside: A Celebration of Literacy event April 11 in Madison. Read more

Statewide ‘Drug Take Back Day’ April 30 aims to safely dispose of unused medicines
The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) is coordinating a Prescription Drug Take Back initiative across the state on Saturday, April 30. Read more.

White paper highlights patient-centered medication labels
A new white paper by Wisconsin Health Literacy and the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy highlights the factors and barriers to adopting the national standards of patient-centered prescription medication labels in Wisconsin. Read more.

Society Snapshot

Society’s medical journal created by two physicians
Intertwined in the history of the Wisconsin Medical Society is its 113-year-old medical journal. Read more.