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  Naloxone use draws backlash from public Sept. 27, 2016 
Naloxone, an antidote to opioid overdose, is facing a backlash from the public amid concerns it wastes resources. The Associated Press reports some express frustration that users who are brought back from the brink immediately continue using, and say the social and government budget costs are too high.
 
 
  CDC updates flu shot recommendations Sept. 26, 2016 
You can feel it in the air - flu season is on its way. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its recommendations on who should get a flu shot - in particular, reports Medical Daily, the CDC says those with egg allergies no longer need to be observed for 30 minutes after injection.
 
 
  DDAP hosts panel discussion on improving addiction care Sept. 23, 2016 
The state Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) is hosting a panel discussion on improving care for people with drug addiction at 9 a.m. on Sept. 29 at the State Museum in Harrisburg. The event will be streamed online; live attendees will be able to obtain CME credit for participating. Click here for details.
 
 
  Medical marijuana comes to life slowly in Pa. Sept. 22, 2016 
Medical marijuana is legal in Pennsylvania, but there's still a long way to go before the entire program is up and running. WITF's Transforming Health reports regulations for growers, physicians, patients, and others are still in process, and the Department of Health says it will be until 2018 before the whole system is ready.
 
 
  Featured: Tell the VA to keep physician-lead health care teams
The Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) has published a proposed rule allowing the VA to grant full practice authority to advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), disregarding scope of practice laws in states like Pennsylvania. Use the AAFP's Speak Out tool to tell the VA to keep physician-led health care teams. 

 
 
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Read statements from at-large Board of Directors candidates March 9, 2016 
At the PAFP's Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh on Friday, March 11, PAFP members will be voting on candidates for the At Large positions on the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians 2016-2017 Board of Directors. Statements from these candidates can be found at the top of the Members Only webpage.
 
Read statements from at-large Board of Directors candidates March 9, 2016 
At the PAFP's Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh on Friday, March 11, PAFP members will be voting on candidates for the At Large positions on the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians 2016-2017 Board of Directors. Statements from these candidates can be found at the top of the Members Only webpage.
Read statements from at-large Board of Directors candidates March 9, 2016 
At the PAFP's Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh on Friday, March 11, PAFP members will be voting on candidates for the At Large positions on the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians 2016-2017 Board of Directors. Statements from these candidates can be found at the top of the Members Only webpage.
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November 18-20, 2016
Kalahari CME Conference
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