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GOP Gov Candidates Promote Competition and Individual Choice for Health Care
Minnesotans need more choices when shopping for health care insurance and less government control, four GOP candidates running for governor told the 110 citizens gathered at a forum held Oct. 23 in Rochester. Read more here.
Fall Opioid Lecture Series Continues with Session on Pediatric Pain
The third session of this fall's Pain, Opioids and Addiction Lecture Series will take place Nov. 2 from 12:10 to 1:15 p.m. in Room 5-125 of Moos Tower at the University of Minnesota. Read more here.  
MDH Seeking Volunteers for Workgroup on Diabetes Prevention
The Minnesota Department of Health is seeking physician volunteers to serve on a workgroup regarding diabetes prevention. Read more here
Choosing Wisely Campaign Turns Five
Choosing Wisely, an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation that encourages physicians and patients to discuss unnecessary medical tests and procedures, has turned five. Read more here
Policy Council Positions Available for MMA Members
The MMA is looking to fill several vacancies on the MMA Policy Council effective Jan. 1, 2018. The 40-member group, which was created in 2013, provides a representative mechanism for obtaining broad member input, feedback, and ideas on critical health policy issues facing Minnesota physicians. More information can be found here. Members who are interested should email Janet Silversmith or call 612-362-3763.
Volunteer Openings Available on MMA Policy Committees 
Volunteer positions are available on each of the following MMA policy committees of the Board of Trustees: Ethics and Medical-Legal Affairs; Finance and Audit; Medical Practice & Quality; Membership and Communications; and Public Health. Read more here
National Drug Take Back Day is Saturday
National Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday (Oct. 28). To find local disposal sites, visit the Minnesota Attorney General's "Dose of Reality" website. For more information on the event, visit the Drug Enforcement Administration's website.
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