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Mass Live logoSeptember 30, 2019 - Massachusetts Medical Society among those to testify at safe injection site hearing

MMS was the first state medical society in the country to back the concept of a supervised consumption site as early as 2016 and in 2017 issued a report in support of such sites. In a 2017 Boston Globe article, Dorkin, then MMS president, wrote about changing his mind to support such sites in recognition of the need to meet “patients where they are in their disease to eliminate existing barriers to rehabilitation" and that data from sites in other countries shows them to have “yielded substantial and evidence-backed reductions of death, disease, and expenditures.”.

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wbjournalAugust 23, 2019 - Burnout is now a recognized contributor to your health


“It’s a conflicting healthcare model that physicians and everyone is working in right now,” Bombaugh said. “Physicians are leaving medicine because of the impact burnout is having on their personal lives and professional lives.”

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Salem News LogoAugust 22, 2019 - Cases of Drug Diversion Increase



The Massachusetts Medical Society, the state's largest physician group, has called for tougher rules to limit the amount of excess opioid medication that can be diverted, including through safe disposal programs, strict adherence to prescription monitoring programs and prescribing guidelines, partial-fill prescriptions and patient and caregiver education.

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The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) is the statewide professional association for physicians and medical students, supporting 25,000 members. We are dedicated to educating and advocating for the physicians of Massachusetts and patients locally and nationally. A leadership voice in health care, the MMS contributes physician and patient perspectives to influence health-related legislation at the state and federal levels, works in support of public health, provides expert advice on physician practice management, and addresses issues of physician well-being. Under the auspices of the NEJM Group, the MMS extends our mission globally by advancing medical knowledge from research to patient care through the New England Journal of Medicine, NEJM Catalyst, and the NEJM Journal Watch family of specialty publications, and through our education products for health care professionals: NEJM Knowledge+, NEJM Resident 360, and our accredited and comprehensive continuing medical education programs.



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