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June 15, 2017  |  Issue 165

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Government Affairs and Practice Advocacy

Slew of opioid bills under consideration

While some states have begun litigation against “Big Pharma” for promoting products that have contributed to the opioid epidemic, Pennsylvania lawmakers have introduced a dozen new bills related to opioids. Senate Bill (SB) 655 would mandate opioid-prescribing guidelines; SB 472 would prohibit more than a seven-day controlled substance prescription with exceptions; and House Bill (HB) 353 would require electronic prescriptions for controlled substances with exceptions. The PAFP’s Government and Practice Advocacy Committee is closely monitoring these efforts.


Get double rewards points for dermatology CME

Did you “derm” yet? Kick off the first day of summer, June 21, with double PAFP reward points by registering for our Procedures and Clinical Dermatology Days! Register anytime within that 24-hour window before midnight on Wednesday, June 21 and receive six (6) reward points for attending either of these outstanding programs! Visit the PAFP’s website for details and registration information for Saturday, August 5 in Monroeville, or Saturday, August 19 in Langhorn. Each program will also feature a PAFP Member Appreciation event the evening prior.  

Public Health

One-third of the world is now overweight: report

The obesity epidemic continues to spread across the globe. According to CNN, more than 2 billion children and adults worldwide - a third of the population - are overweight or obese and have health problems related to their weight. The U.S. has the greatest percentage of obese children and young adults at 13 percent.

Residents and Students

Get a head start on your future with this great career fair

Thursday, Sept. 7, Philadelphia 

Host: Pennsylvania Primary Care Career Center

Registration is open for this event offering networking and important information about practice opportunities, FQHCs and CHCs, and loan repayment programs directly from experts and practice teams themselves. Explore your options; envision what you want for your future practice and start charting your course. Register today!

The Pennsylvania Primary Care Career Center is a great resource for job seekers and job posters, helping to connect mission-driven clinicians with opportunities to practice in FQHCs and RHCs caring for traditionally underserved communities in Pennsylvania. Check it out! 

Other News

Did you miss Keystone Physician week?

Last week, the PAFP highlighted the latest issue of its magazine, Keystone Physician, across its website, PAFP Connect, and social media channels. If you missed it, don't worry - click here for the issue, including interviews with the 2017 award winners, a continuation of our in-depth primary care pipeline series, and all the regular features like government affairs and legal updates. And don't forget to log onto PAFP Connect daily for news you can use about what's going on in the world of family medicine and health care!





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