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March 26, 2021

In This Issue
Committee Holds Vote on Nursing Practice Bill
Maine’s Vaccination Supply Increases; Community Practices Wait; CDC Announces ‘Pop-Up Clinics’
COVID-19: Federal Updates and News
COVID-19: State Data, Updates, & News
Maine Attorney General Releases Drug Overdose Data for February 2021
California Physicians Produce Pro-COVID Vaccine ‘My Shot’ Video Based on “Hamilton”
CNN, Sunday, 3/28, 9pm: "Autopsy of a Pandemic: 6 Doctors at the Center of the US Covid-19 Response"
U.S. Senate Votes to Delay Medicare Payment Cuts for Remainder of Year
AMA: This Week’s Top Articles from JAMA Network
Maine Legislative Calendar In Flux
Next MMA Legislative Call Will Be Wednesday, March 31st
New Maine AAP Educational Webinar Series
PPE Available Through the MMA & ActionPPE
A Message from Maine Responds: Volunteer Opportunity
MAINE LEGISLATURE
Maine Legislature Week 11 Update
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
Maine Lung Cancer Coalition Webinar March 24, 2021
Maine CDC Physicians To Host Regular Clinician COVID Vaccine Info Sessions
Suicide Prevention and Management in Healthcare Practice Settings: A Comprehensive Evidence-Based Approach
AAP EQIPP Course: Immunizations - Strategies for Success (for RURAL Health Providers)
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Nurse Practitioner
Medical Director - ME License Required
Practice Administrator
Physician
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Belgrade Regional Health Center Seeks a Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine)

 
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Maine Attorney General Releases Drug Overdose Data for February 2021

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and the Office of Chief Medical Examiner have released drug overdose data for February 2021 

The full report, compiled by Dr. Marcella Sorg of the University of Maine's Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, showed that 45 deaths were caused by drugs in February of 2021. Of those, 27 are confirmed drug deaths and 18 are suspected drug deaths. The most frequent cause of death in these cases is non-pharmaceutical fentanyl. 

The full AG media release can be read here.

 

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