Volume 8 | December 14, 2018
Weekly News and Updates for Central Ohio Physicians
Below you'll find the latest news and updates concerning the good work of Central-Ohio physicians, our affiliate organizations and other healthcare-related issues in our community. These and other stories can be found on our blog site ( blog.columbusmedicalassociation.org ).

Opioid epidemic continues to trouble Central Ohio physicians
Recent news that the US life expectancy continues to decrease, in part due to an increase in unintentional deaths including from opioid overdose, is sobering (1). The US Centers for Disease Control reports 116 people died each day in 2016 from illicit or prescribed opioid overdose...
Doctor Grewal to chair new Member Experience Committee
The Columbus Medical Association (CMA) recently established a new Membership Experience Committee, chaired by Dr. Kanny Grewal. β€œThe membership committee has the broad purpose of promoting participation in the CMA and its specific activities..."

Passage of HB7 means physicians can breathe a little easier
The biennial chaos that is the "Lame Duck" session of the Ohio General Assembly is in full swing. Any bill that does not pass by the end of this session this month will have to be re-introduced and the legislative process starts over in 2019...

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