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February 11, 2019
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Governor Mills Issues Executive Order to Implement Immediate Responses to Opioid Epidemic
Governor Janet Mills on Wednesday (2/6) issued a five page Executive Order detailing actions to be taken immediately to attack Maine's opioid problem. The order lists nearly twenty-five distinct actions including the immediate purchase and distribution of 35,000 doses of Narcan and naloxone.
Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey on Friday released the latest report on drug overdose deaths in the state. While the report included data from the first three-quarters of 2018, it also made projections for the entire year. The state is likely to see its first decrease in overdose deaths in several years when the year end data becomes available.
Partners for World Health presents "Doing Good: Medical Stories of Maine," a new exhibit at the Maine Historical Society February 9 through April 27, 2019.
Governor Mills has proposed a two-year state budget that would fund Medicaid expansion and provide money to deal with the opioid crisis, all without raising taxes. She will deliver her budget address to a joint session of the Legislature Monday evening, February 11.
New post-surgical opioid prescribing recommendations have been published by the Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network, based on published studies and patient reported data.
The Maine Medical Association is conducting a study of physician wellness. Please help by taking a 5 minute survey. Details after the link.
MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, February 12th
The Maine Legislature has returned to Augusta. That means public hearings and work sessions resume soon, and it's time for our weekly Legislative Committee calls to start up again. The next call will be Tuesday, February 12th, at 8 p.m.
Click through for news on the past week's developments in the Legislature and from the Governor's office.
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
Below you will find an on-going list of Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings. Any questions should be referred to the contact person listed for each specialty.
Free webinar next Tuesday, February 12th at 6pm presented by Baystate Financial.
Maine continues to see deaths from opiate use increase. Rates of opiate use are highest in the 18-25 year old group and data from those entering treatment suggest that the majority begin using before the age of 17. Maine AAP is committed to helping practitioners identify youth on this path earlier and intervening earlier! SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) is one evidence based approach to doing this.
NAMI Maine is excited to announce that Dr.
Sally Spencer-Thomas is our keynote speaker.
Psychiatric Mental Health NP - Leeds
DFD Russell Medical Centers (DFDRMC) operates three
community health centers in central Maine. We are seeking a full
time PMHNP, for our Leeds location. Read More
Northern Light Eastern
Maine Medical Center seeks a primary care physician,
board-certified/board-eligible in internal medicine, to join our
well-established, quality-driven, outpatient practice. Read More
Health Care is seeking a qualified clinical leader to work collaboratively with
a team of health and administrative professionals to provide comprehensive
primary care to patients while utilizing the Patient-Centered Medical Home
model of care delivery. Read More
Take advantage of this opportunity with the Veterans' Administration to thank our veterans in a concrete way for their service and their sacrifices. Read More
Partners for World Health has a great need for advice from certain medical
professionals on how to sort and package the vast amount of supplies received,
for shipping and use in destination countries. Read More
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