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Medigram: April 18, 2019

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Doctor Day less than two weeks away, still time to register
In addition to Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, Doctor Day 2019 attendees will hear from Andrea Palm, Secretary of the Department of Health Services, during the annual advocacy event Wednesday, May 1 in Madison. Read more.

News Briefs

Capitol Report: Society weighs in on step therapy, vaccination bills
A bill clarifying health insurance company procedures related to “step therapy” and another bill related to supervised pharmacy students being allowed to administer prescribed vaccinations garnered Society support on Wednesday in the State Capitol at a rare joint public hearing of the State Assembly and Senate health care committees. Read more.

2019 House of Delegates actions now online
A summary of the actions taken by the House of Delegates (HOD) during the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Annual Meeting on April 7 is now available online. Read more.

Statewide Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 27
In partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Wisconsin law enforcement agencies will again hold Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27. Read more.

Recommended by Wisconsin Medical Society CEO Bud Chumbley, MD, MBA

According to a recent survey, 63 percent of baby boomers say they fear running out of money during retirement more than death. As more employers are shifting from defined benefit pension plans to contribution plans like 401(k)s, more flexibility is given to the employee. A group of business researchers sought to analyze what effect this retirement savings flexibility can and will have on Americans.

This article from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management digs into the study.