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Mark Mishek, President and CEO of Hazelden, sends letter of support to the Foundation

Judy Rummler presents to the MN Chapter of the ACP

Foundation President Judy Rummler participated in a panel discussion at a CME Pain Management Course, Hazards of Prescription Pain Medicine: Avoiding the Pitfalls and Climbing Out of the Pit, presented on November 1st by the Minnesota Chapter of the American College of Physicians.

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Foundation Advocates meet with MN Board of Pharmacy

Members of the Foundation’s Advocacy Committee had a successful meeting on November 1st with Cody Wiberg, Executive Director of the Minnesota State Board of Pharmacy, and Barbara Carter, Manager of the Minnesota Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss ways that the Foundation could provide

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Please send comments to the FDA

The FDA is now accepting comments supporting the citizens petition for label changes on opioid analgesics. Here is the link where you can submit comments:!submitComment;D=FDA-2012-P-0818-0001 A couple of weeks ago PROP (Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing filed this petition with the FDA. You can read the petition here:  Here

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Medical Advisory Committee

The Foundation is pleased to announce the formation of its Medical Advisory Committee.  The beginning membership of this committee is comprised of the following distinguished physicians: Dr. Jane Ballantyne, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle; Dr. Miles Belgrade, Medical Director of the Fairview Pain

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An Update on the Manchin Amendment to the PDUFA bill

On June 18th an agreement was reached between the Senate and the House on the FDA reform bill (PDUFA).  It would require the FDA to hold a public meeting on the scheduling of hydrocodone.  This is the only compromise that could be reached regarding the Manchin amendment and rescheduling of

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Foundation on KMSP-TV news in Minneapolis

Our Vice President Lexi Reed Holtum and our medical advisior Dr. Miles Belgrade of the Fairview Pain Management Center were interviewed by Leah Beno of KMSP-TV Fox 9 News in Minneapolis on Sunday, April 29th.  Please go to to watch this excellent interview.

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