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  Permits to grow medical marijuana awarded June 21, 2017
Pennsylvania has awarded permits to 12 applicants seeking to grow medical marijuana in the state. The Associated Press reports 177 applicants sought the go-ahead to legally grow and process the plant for use under the state's new medical marijuana program. They must meet certain standards to begin growing. 
  GOP health vote could come next week June 20, 2017
A vote on a bill to replace the existing health care law could be arriving soon. According to NBC News, Republicans are planning for a series of votes next week on their health care plan. There's no GOP bill available yet for the public to see; rank-and-file lawmakers also haven't seen any of the bill's text.
  4 Pa. health systems partner for value-based care June 19, 2017
Four Pittsburgh-area health systems are joining forces for patient-centered, cost-effective care. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the collaboration of Butler, Excela, and Washington health systems and St. Clair Hospital will use preventive medicine and other population health methods to increase care quality.
  Taxes may stay in Obamacare overhaul June 15, 2017
Despite heavy criticism of some of the Affordable Care Act's taxes, Reuters reports the Senate health care overhaul bill may maintain them in order to delay more drastic funding cuts, particularly to Medicaid. Republicans hope to draft a replacement bill quickly, as Congress heads home for a recess on June 30.
  Featured: Big changes this year for back-to-school vaccines 
This year, the grace period for students entering kindergarten to get vaccines or prove they're scheduled to receive them has been shortened from eight months to five days, reports PennLive. A second meningococcal shot must also be administered. Visit the Pa. Department of Health for full information!




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Procedures and Clinical
Dermatology Day • Monroeville, PA
August 5, 2017
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Procedures and Clinical
Dermatology Day • Langhorne, PA
August 19, 2017
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Reading CME Conference
November 17-19, 2017



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