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State’s Pediatric Hospitals Not Prescribing Cannabidiol

Although Wisconsin state law now permits health care providers to prescribe cannabidiol, a marijuana derivative used to treat epilepsy, the measure did not include a provision requiring FDA approval for physicians seeking to prescribe the drug.  Neither Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin nor American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison will apply for the FDA trial approvals needed to use the drug in Wisconsin.  Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin noted that the American Academy of Neurology has not yet recommended the drug.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 16, 2014

 

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Need for more geriatricians in medicine

Aug. 26 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiled Dr. Edmund Duthie, professor of medicine and chief of geriatrics and gerontology at MCW. Dr. Duthie discussed the role of geriatricians in medicine, and the growing need for more physicians in that specialty. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Ehrman Discusses Pediatrics Association’s Policy on Emergency Contraception for Teens

Aug. 26 - In an interview with Wisconsin Public Radio, Dr. Wendi Ehrman discussed the American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement that recommends that teens too young to get emergency contraception over-the-counter should get prescriptions before they need it, as a way of reducing unintended pregnancies WPR

Dr. Padmanabhan Receives Grant to Study Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia and Thrombosis

Aug. 26 - Dr. Anand Padmanabhan received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study accurate and timely diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis. Wauwatosa Now

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