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Medigram: September 1, 2016

Top Story

Statewide standing order for naloxone signed Friday
Gov. Scott Walker announced a new statewide standing order that allows pharmacists to dispense naloxone without requiring individual prescriptions. Read more.

News Briefs

Report shows progress but warns of looming physician shortage crisis
Wisconsin has made steady progress to address a projected shortage of physicians in the state, according to a report released last week by the Wisconsin Council on Medical Education and Workforce (WCMEW). Read more.

State begins pain clinic certification process
Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services (DHS) has begun the process to certify the state’s pain clinics—a requirement enacted into law earlier this year as part of Rep. John Nygren’s Heroin, Opiate Prevention and Education (HOPE) package. Read more.

Free financial literacy panel and dinner Sept. 13
Limited space remains for “What I Wish I Knew: Financial literacy for medical students, residents and young physicians” being held Sept. 13 at Society headquarters in Madison. Read more.

Sept. 3 last chance to save $50 on Symposium registration
Now in its 17th year, Symposium 2016: Innovate, Integrate, Motivate is Sept. 15-16 at the Sheraton Madison Hotel, and there’s still time to save $50 on registration. Read more.

Primary care clinicians sought for study exploring connection between oral health and diabetes
The Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation is seeking primary care clinicians statewide to participate in a study testing interdisciplinary educational modules on oral health and disease. Read more.

Louisiana State Medical Society creates fund to aid flood relief
In response to the recent flooding in Louisiana, the Louisiana State Medical Society has created a disaster relief fund. Read more.

Registration open for health care threat assessment and management conference
The Medical College of Wisconsin Risk Management and Marsh have teamed up for a health care-focused threat assessment and management conference Nov. 2-4 at the Kohler Resort in Kohler. Read more.