Monthly Archives: September 2014

2014 Waggoner Lecture on Ethics & Values, Wednesday, October 29 at 4 p.m.

2014 Waggoner Lecture on Ethics and Values Click the above link to print the flyer Sharon P. Douglas, M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine and Associate Dean for Veterans Administration Education at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, will give the 2014 Raymond W. Waggoner, MD, Lecture on Ethics & Values in Medicine, sponsored by the…
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AMA Symposium: Resources for International Medical Graduates on Oct. 25

AMA and MSMS are hosting a free networking and educational event for medical students, ECFMG-certified individuals, residents, and physicians interested in international medical graduate issues and learning about AMA and MSMS resources on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9-11 a.m. at the Somerset Inn in Troy. Breakfast will be provided. This event is being held in…
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Hydrocodone Reclassification Starts October 6

A new rule from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) taking effect Oct. 6 reclassifies hydrocodone combination products as Schedule II controlled substances, prohibiting refills and establishing other restrictions that will require major changes to prescribing practices. Following are the six key points you need to know so you can take appropriate action over the next…
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Influenza A/H3 Diagnosed in Washtenaw Adult

On September 12, a lab-confirmed case of influenza A/H3 was reported to Washtenaw County Public Health (WCPH). The case occurred in a young woman who is a college student in Ann Arbor and had classic influenza symptoms starting September 8. She was not hospitalized and is currently recovering. The nasal swab was PCR positive at…
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Michigan Monitoring for Cases of Enterovirus, None Yet Confirmed

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) is receiving reports indicating an increase in severe respiratory illness in children ages 5-17 across the state. MDCH is working with local health departments and hospitals to investigate these cases. At this time, Michigan has no confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) associated with the national outbreak, but…
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Hearings on Senate Bill 2 Held

The House Health Policy Committee met yesterday to accept testimony on Senate Bill 2. Testimony lasted for the full hour and a half of allotted time for the hearing. Rose Ramirez, MD, testified on behalf of Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS). MSMS was joined by physicians from the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians, the Michigan…
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