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Feedback wanted to help expand immunization access in Wisconsin

The Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin/Wisconsin Pharmacy Foundation and the Medical College of Wisconsin are partnering in this effort which we believe will result in better preventative care for patients and improve the health of Wisconsin communities. This project is funded, in-part, by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Our… Continue Reading Feedback wanted to help expand immunization access in Wisconsin


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Battling the opioid epidemic in dental offices

The American Dental Association is working to combat the opioid crisis by helping dentists understand the potentially harmful impact of the drugs they prescribe in their offices. Here is a list of a few opioid prescribing courses that would fulfill the required two hours of continuing education for licensure: Boston University’s “Safe Opioid Prescribing for… Continue Reading Battling the opioid epidemic in dental offices


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WIDPAC update: Great success at the House of Delegates!

The Wisconsin Dental Association House of Delegates doubles as the single largest fundraising event for Wisconsin Dental Political Action Committee every year. After making some changes to the giving levels, creating a redesigned brochure and initiating a new marketing campaign, our hope was to increase the participation level by member dentists. I’m very pleased to… Continue Reading WIDPAC update: Great success at the House of Delegates!


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State budget repeals personal property tax on machinery

WDA advises members to speak with their certified public accountant The 2017-2019 state budget, recently signed into law by Governor Scott Walker, included an important change long asked for by small-business owners by repealing the personal property tax on machinery. This can have a significant impact on your tax bill. While the Department of Revenue… Continue Reading State budget repeals personal property tax on machinery


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DEB issues guidelines for prescribing controlled substances

The Dentistry Examining Board issued long-expected guidelines for dentists who prescribe controlled substances. In combination with the mandatory Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, these guidelines aim to encourage prescribers to avoid opioids for their patients unless absolutely necessary and to ensure that patients have all the information they need. While not binding, these guidelines are best… Continue Reading DEB issues guidelines for prescribing controlled substances


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What is the dental Medicaid pilot and why should I participate?

For many years, the Wisconsin Dental Association’s legislative agenda included an ask for a multi-county pilot that would test the effects of increased reimbursement rates on reducing barriers to care for patients.  Gov, Scott Walker heard the WDA’s arguments for testing this approach and included a four-county pilot in his 2015-2017 state budget that raised… Continue Reading What is the dental Medicaid pilot and why should I participate?


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Post-election update

The U.S. had one of its most surprising election nights ever on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Donald Trump became the first Republican presidential nominee to win Wisconsin since 1984 and became the president-elect of the United States. Wisconsin also returned U.S. Senator Ron Johnson to office for another six-year term, while re-electing all of our Congressional… Continue Reading Post-election update

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