Opioid Abuse Task Force Chosen
Governor Walker has announced
the appointees to his Task Force on Opioid Abuse, which will hold its
first meeting on October 28th to discuss future efforts to combat heroin
and prescription drug abuse in Wisconsin. PSW is honored to announce
that John Weitekamp, a pharmacist with Aurora Health Care in West Allis,
has been appointed as the representative from PSW. The Pharmacy Society
of Wisconsin applauds Governor Walker and the Wisconsin State
Legislature's efforts to combat opioid addiction and appreciates Mr.
Weitekamp's willingness to serve on this task force as we work to make
Wisconsin communities safer and stronger.
November is National Diabetes Month
Observed every November, National Diabetes Month allows organizations,
healthcare professionals, and communities across the nation to focus on a
disease that impacts nearly 30 million Americans. This year's theme,
"This is Diabetes", will exhibit real life stories of Americans
combating the day-to-day challenges of diabetes management. Materials
and resources are available from the
National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) and the American Diabetes Association
(ADA) to help you get involved and shed light on this burgeoning public
health issue. Additionally, register for the Dietary Guidelines for
webinar on Thursday, November 3, to kick off the month and learn how you can incorporate the recommendations into your practice.