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December 2017 BULLETIN

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Opinion
President’s Message ………. 422
Looking back; moving forward
David J. Deitrick, DO

Editorial …………………………. 424
’Tis the season
Deval (Reshma) Paranjpe, MD, FACS

Editorial ………………………… 426
‘Thank you, sir, may I have another?’
Joseph C. Paviglianiti, MD

Miller Time …………………….. 428
The cannabinoid conundrum
Scott Miller, MD, MA, FAAHPM

Editorial ………………………… 430
Update: PAMED Board of Trustees
Amelia A. Paré, MD, FACS

Perspective …………………… 432
Opioid crisis: Historic perspective and current trends
William Simmons, MD

Departments
Society News …………………. 436
• Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society –Western Division
• Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society
• Intel ISEF Pittsburgh seeking judgesand volunteers
• Heart Health Walk held
• January program planned for physicians, practice managers

ACMS Alliance News ……… 440

In Memoriam ………………….. 441
• Joseph Francis Hakas, MD

Advertising Index …………….453

Editorial Index …………………454

Reportable Diseases ………. 458

Classifieds ………………………458

Articles

Feature ………………………….. 442
2017 ACMSF award winners
Christina E. Morton

Materia Medica ……………….. 448
Edaravone (Radicava®) for
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Daniel Powell, PharmD

Legal Report ………………….. 450
Evolution of telehealth law
Michael A. Cassidy, Esq.

Special Report ……………….. 456
Update from the ACHD
Stephen Forest, MPH
Kristen Mertz, MD, MPH
David Nace, MD, MPH

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