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January 2017 Bulletin


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Opinion

Editorial …………………………….. 6
New Year’s resolutions
Deval (Reshma) Paranjpe, MD, FACS

Editorial …………………………….. 8
‘Mr. Tambourine Man’
Robert H. Howland, MD

Perspective ……………………… 10
The medical record of the future: Part II
Bruce L. Wilder, MD, MPH, JD

Perspective ……………………… 14
E-cigarettes are dangerous, too: The surgeon general’s latest report should spur state and local action
Karen Hacker, MD, MPH
Lawrence R. John, MD

Departments

Society News …………………… 16
• Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society
• Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society – Western Division
• ACMS Foundation awards medical student scholarship

In Memoriam ……………………. 20
• Robert Link Wittig, MD
• James G. Pitcavage, MD, FAAP
• John F. Delaney, MD, PhD, MPH

ACMS Alliance News ……….. 22

Classifieds ………………………. 39

Articles

Feature ……………………………. 24
2017 ACMS president and officers

Materia Medica …………………. 28
A new roadmap for chronic pain – implications for practice
Aaron W. Stewart
Karen M. Fancher, PharmD, BCOP

Legal Report ……………………. 32
‘Clawbacks’ declawed: Act 146 limits retroactive denials
William H. Maruca, Esq.

Materia Medica …………………. 34
Anoro (umeclidinium/vilanterol)
Sydney Springer, PharmD
Gregory Trietley, PharmD, BCPS

Special Report …………………. 36
JHF’s Jonas Salk Fellows redesign the health system
Jewish Healthcare Foundation

Special Report …………………. 38
Survival of physicians in a value-based world
Dennis Olmstead, MPA

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