Top Stories
DEA Whistleblower, Legislators Rally for Opioid Stewardship Bill
On the eve of "Opioid Awareness Day on the Hill," DEA whistleblower Joseph Rannazzisi outlined how pharmaceutical distributors and Congress have impeded the Drug Enforcement Administration's efforts to curtail the opioid epidemic while speaking at the Landmark Center in downtown St. Paul. Read more here
New Commissioner, State Senator to Speak at Day at the Capitol 
New Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm and State Sen. Julie Rosen are scheduled to speak at this year's Day at the Capitol on March 14. Read more here
Step Therapy Bill Introduced in Senate
On March 1, an MMA-supported bill that should reduce some of the prior authorization headaches Minnesota physicians have to endure was introduced in the senate. Read more here
Latest State Budget Forecast Shows Slight Surplus 
A little over one week into the new legislative session, lawmakers learned that they were dealing with a $329 million surplus, according to the budget forecast released Feb. 28 by the Minnesota Management and Budget Office. Read more here.
Medical Student Section to Hold Policy Pep Rally March 9
Come join the MMA's Medical Student Section (MMA-MSS) on March 9 from noon to 1 p.m. for a Policy Pep Rally on the University of Minnesota campus. The location is to be determined so stay tuned to the MMA-MSS Twitter page for updates (@MnMedMSS). At the rally, MMA Policy Council Chair Lisa Mattson, MD, will discuss her experience attending past MMA Day at the Capitols.  Come and learn about how to talk to a legislator, and what medical students can expect when they attend Day at the Capitol on March 14! Lunch will be provided.
Deadline Extended for Med students, Residents and Fellows Research Program 
The deadline for medical students, residents and fellows to submit abstracts of original research or clinical vignettes for possible inclusion in Minnesota Medicine has been extended to March 15. The submissions demonstrating appropriate quality will be selected for publication in the magazine and authors will be invited to present their work in a poster session at the MMA's 2018 Annual Conference in St. Paul. Submissions should be no longer than 500 words plus references. Research abstracts should include a brief description of the research problem, methodology and results, and a discussion of the findings. Clinical vignettes should include a description of the case, the diagnosis and treatment approach, and a discussion of the implications of the case. Submit your abstracts and vignettes here. Contact the editor with questions.
Next Opioid Lecture Focuses on Opioids and Pregnancy
The next lecture in the MMA's Pain, Opioids, and Addiction Lecture Series is scheduled for March 5 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Moos Tower 2-690 on the University of Minnesota campus. Read more here
MMA Annual Report Finalist for Award
The MMA's 2017 Annual Report is one of three finalists at the Minnesota Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America's Classics taking place on April 19.
Minnesota Medicine
Minnesota Medicine
The architectural focus for new remodeled facilities is to make spaces that are not only more efficient but pleasant, to encourage healing.

On the go? Get the latest edition of Minnesota Medicine in one place. Read our   Digital Edition.
Other MMA News
In Case You Missed It
Upcoming Events
Save the Date:
  • April 3: Social for Physicians and Physicians-in-Training (St. Cloud)
  • April 24: Social for Physicians and Physicians-in-Training (Mankato)
  • May 23: Social for Physicians and Physicians-in-Training (St. Paul)
  • June 7: Social for Physicians and Physicians-in-Training (Rochester)
  • Oct. 16: Social for Physicians and Physicians-in-Training (Duluth)

Mitchell Hamline School of Law
DAC 2018
Join Our Mailing List