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Medigram: May 17, 2018

Top Story

Report highlights decline in opioids dispensed in Wisconsin
A new report released from the Controlled Substances Board on the Wisconsin Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) showed that opioid prescriptions dispensed over the last year are down 10 percent. Read more.

News Briefs

WisMed OnCall, Facebook Live focus on expanding access to mental health care
Recorded in conjunction with National Mental Health Awareness month, the latest episode of WisMed OnCall, “Increasing Access to Mental Health Care,” features an interview with Wisconsin Medical Society President Molli Rolli, MD. Read more.

Society’s Council on Legislation to examine firearms policy
The agenda for the Wisconsin Medical Society Council on Legislation’s quarterly meeting includes a review of the Society’s current firearms policy and applicable state law as well as updates on the latest health care policy and politics environments in Madison and Washington, DC. Read more.

Physicians needed for state Worker’s Comp committee
The state’s Health Care Provider Advisory Committee for the Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council is seeking physicians to assist the Committee’s work in maintaining the state’s guidelines for what constitutes necessary treatment of worker’s compensation patients. The Committee meets quarterly. Read more.

Still time to register for May 30 opioid treatment course
SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison is hosting the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) half-day Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder course on May 30. Read more.