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Medigram: April 5, 2018

Top Story

DHS Alert: Be prepared for complications from synthetic cannabinoids
Synthetic cannabinoids recently have been tied to dozens of cases of Vitamin K-dependent coagulopathy (similar to that caused by warfarin), including two deaths, in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is urging emergency department and urgent care clinicians to be prepared for similar cases. Read more.

News Briefs

Healthcare Decisions Week is April 15-21
Gov. Scott Walker has declared April 15-21, 2018, Healthcare Decisions Week in Wisconsin. Read more.

Michigan patient’s negligent misdiagnosis claim untimely in Wisconsin, Court rules
A Wisconsin appellate decision issued last week clarifies which state’s laws apply when a physician treats a patient living in a nearby state. Read more.

Annual Meeting to feature CME, town hall and awards
The 2018 Wisconsin Medical Society Annual Meeting is just a week away and Society members are encouraged to get involved. Read more.

Foundation speaker to participate in Q and A at Madison Public Library
In addition to addressing attendees at next week’s Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation Annual Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction, guest speaker David Sheff will also participate in the Wisconsin Book Festival Series on Friday, April 13 at noon. Read more.

Opioid Task Force elects new chair
Michael McNett, MD, was elected chair of the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Opioid Task Force during its meeting last week at Society headquarters. Doctor McNett is medical director, Aurora Pain Program GMS-PSM in Milwaukee. Read more.