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Washington University Commits $100 Million to MD Scholarships, Education

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has committed $100 million over the next decade to provide scholarships allowing as many as half of its future medical students to attend tuition-free and many other students to receive partial tuition support. The funding also will support current efforts to enhance and modernize the school’s medical […]

SLMMS Member George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, Assumes Presidency of American Academy of Dermatology

SLMMS past President George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, began a one-year term as president of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) in March. The world’s largest dermatologic society, the AAD represents more than 20,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair and nail conditions. Dr. Hruza will also […]

Kaiser Health News Establishes Midwest Health Bureau in St. Louis

Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) and KFF (the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation) have entered into a new long-term partnership to establish a KHN (Kaiser Health News) Midwest Bureau, based in St. Louis, Missouri. KFF – the trusted source of health policy information – produces health policy analysis, polling, and journalism, and KHN is its […]

Actions Urged to Improve Chronic Pain Management

The St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC) has released a policy paper on chronic pain prevention and treatment, particularly among the underserved.   Four major recommendations are offered: Recognize chronic pain as a public health problem Educate patients and providers about chronic pain Treat chronic pain as a chronic disease, using a holistic, collaborative, and […]

Third Annual Million Hearts Missouri Conference to Focus on Prevention Innovations in Cardiovascular Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Missouri, taking the lives of 14,000 Missourians each year. The third annual Missouri Million Hearts conference will highlight innovative methods to prevent cardiovascular disease that align with the mission of the Missouri Million Hearts partnership. The partnership works to address the cardiovascular needs of underserved and […]

St. Louis Physician Alliance ACO Celebrates 2017 Gainshare

SLPA ACO, the accountable care organization of the St. Louis Physician Alliance (SLPA), has announced that the ACO achieved more than $9 million in total savings in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) in 2017, its third year in the program.  To read the full press release from the SLPA, click HERE.

Medical Marijuana Proposals on Missouri Ballot

Physician Organizations Cite Lack of Research and Public Health Risk Three proposals will go before Missouri voters on the November 6, 2018 ballot to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Each of the three proposals would establish regulations and licensing procedures for marijuana dispensary, cultivation, testing and marijuana-infused product manufacturing. Each would impose […]

Q&A with U.S. Senate Candidates on Health Care

The October issue of the Medical Society’s publication, St. Louis Metropolitan Medicine, sought responses on several major health care questions from candidates for the U.S. Senate from Missouri and two St. Louis-area U.S. House seats. Thanks to all the candidates who took time in their busy schedules to respond to our questions. Multiple attempts were made to […]

Q&A with U.S. House Candidates on Health Care

The October issue of the Medical Society’s publication, St. Louis Metropolitan Medicine, sought responses on several major health care questions from candidates for the U.S. Senate from Missouri and two St. Louis-area U.S. House seats. Thanks to all the candidates who took time in their busy schedules to respond to our questions. Multiple attempts were made to […]

Report Shows Rapid Progress of St. Louis County Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

As of September 30, 2017, the St. Louis County Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is available in 48 jurisdictions across Missouri, representing 71% of the state population and 88% of its health care providers.  There are 4,159 uses registered on the system (physicians and pharmacists) who are performing an average of 1,300 patient searches daily. […]

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