2016 News

September 20, 2016
In Milwaukee, Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy Opens Up About Addiction, Treatment
President John F. Kennedy's nephew, a former congressman and a recovering addict, visited Milwaukee to talk about how the area can fight back against the heroin and opioid epidemic.

September 19, 2016
Kennedy's Message: 'Break the Silence'
"Break the silence," Patrick J. Kennedy said Monday as he prepared to give a speech presented by the Medical Society of Milwaukee County.

September 19, 2016
"Treatment really does work:" New Effort to Fight Opioid Epidemic in SE Wisconsin
The Medical Society of Milwaukee County on Monday, September 19th welcomed former U.S. Representative Patrick Kennedy. Patrick is the son of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy. He is also a leading voice and author on mental illness and drug addiction.

September 19, 2016
Patrick Kennedy Milwaukee Event Brings Awareness to Addiction Crisis
The Medical Society of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division have teamed up to present An Evening with Patrick Kennedy to bring a well-known voice to town to put the issue in perspective.

September 19, 2016
Physician: We Are The Ones 'Best Positioned' To Correct Addiction
As we welcome Representative Patrick J. Kennedy to Milwaukee today, Medical Society of Milwaukee physicians are at the forefront discussing the critical issue of addiction and recovery.

September 15, 2016
Patrick J. Kennedy To Speak On Addiction, Recovery
Former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, who has become a leading advocate on issues of mental illness, addiction and recovery, will speak Monday night at Milwaukee's Italian Conference Center. Read more.

September 1, 2016
MSMC Physicians Provide Expertise On Senator Johnson Opiate Panel
The Medical Society of Milwaukee County (MSMC) was pleased to participate in a Roundtable Discussion on September 1 at MATC-Milwaukee to implement the Promoting Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP) Act presented by Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Read more.

September 1, 2016
Johnson and Gardner to Hold Roundtable on Implementation of PROP Act, Release Report on Opioid Epidemic
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) will hold a roundtable in Milwaukee on Thursday, Sept. 1 to discuss the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ decision to implement the Promoting Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP) Act.

June 20, 2016
Morris Among Panelists Seeking To Address Opioid Epidemic At Milwaukee Summit
Nearly 250 community leaders from various organizations gathered in Milwaukee Wednesday at a summit to address Milwaukee’s opioid epidemic.

May 11, 2016
Medical Society Of Milwaukee Announces "An Evening With Patrick J. Kennedy"
The Medical Society of Milwaukee will host a public event to highlight the dangers of prescription drug abuse and mental illness, featuring the renowned Patrick J. Kennedy.

April 8, 2016
Medical Society Of Milwaukee Past President's Honored At Wisconsin Medical
Among the many activities that occurred during the Wisconsin Medical Society's (WMS) Annual Meeting in Madison April 2-3, were the recognition of two Medical Society of Milwaukee Past Presidents - George M. Lange, MD, who received the 2016 WMS Director's Award, and Clarence Chou, MD, who received the WMS Presidential Citation honor.

March 23, 2016
Rep. Nygren Launches Hope Agenda Website
On March 23, 2016, Representative Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, launched a new website on his Heroin, Opioid Prevention and Education Agenda. The website includes possible future legislation to fight the heroin and opioid epidemic.

March 15, 2016
Medical Society Of Milwaukee Announces Dr. Brian Peterson As Board President
Dr. Brian Peterson, Milwaukee County Chief Medical Examiner takes lead on Medical Society’s Prescription Narcotic Abuse initiative during 2016 term.

March 15, 2016
A Congratulations From Scott Walker
Scott Walker congratulates Brian Peterson and the Medical Society of Milwaukee County's 170th anniversary of physician leaderhip in Southeastern Wisconsin.

March 5, 2016
Summit MedDrop - A Great Place To Get Rid Of Medicines
On March 15th the Wisconsin Women's Health Policy Summit at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is offering a special MedDrop as a safe, secure way to dispose of unwanted medications. Last year unintentional poisonings killed more Wisconsin residents than automobile crashes.

February 16, 2016
DEA Launches Pilot Program In Milwaukee To Address Heroin, Prescription Drug Abuse
Medical Society of Milwaukee County (MSMC) member George Morris, MD, participated in a press conference on February 10th announcing Milwaukee as the second Midwest city to pilot the Drug Enforcement Agency’s 360 Degree Strategy. The new program is designed to addresses prescription opioid misuse, heroin abuse and violent crime.

January 20, 2016
Medical Society Of Milwaukee County Announces Award Winners
The Medical Society of Milwaukee County (MSMC) an organization representing nearly 3,500 physicians and medical students across the Milwaukee community, today announced its community impact award winners, selected by MSMC's board of directors.

January 15, 2016
Flu On Call™ Helpline Available
Flu on Call™, a toll-free helpline providing information and medical advice related to flu, is now available in Milwaukee County. Flu on Call™ is a CDC-led initiative to establish a national network of telephone triage lines to be used during a severe influenza pandemic.

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P.O. Box 13114, Milwaukee, WI 53213
Phone: 920-560-5637

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