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Medigram: June 30, 2016

Top Story

Supreme Court confirms admitting privileges requirement unconstitutional
In a 5-3 decision Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court set forth a framework under which state laws that restrict patient choice to a legal medical procedure must be based on evidence of actual benefit to health and safety in order to withstand constitutional challenge. Read more.

News Briefs

Society’s opioid webinar series available on demand; five more coming later this summer
In response to growing concern for the opioid abuse epidemic and a likely prescribing-related continuing medical education (CME) mandate, the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Opioid Task Force has developed a webinar series aimed at improving opioid prescribing. Read more.

Society PSA library now online
The Wisconsin Medical Society has created a library on its website of current and past public service announcements (PSAs) recorded by members. Read more.

Society Snapshot

UW medical school’s first dean left a lasting legacy
Two past Wisconsin Medical Society presidents, Charles R. Bardeen, MD, and Louis F. Jermain, MD, were more than just proponents of medical education—they were, respectively, the first deans of the University of Wisconsin College of Medicine* and the Marquette University School of Medicine.** Read more.