Massachusetts Medical Society, Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers Applaud State Officials on New Regulations
January 11, 2017
The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) and the Massachusetts Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (MAASC) today applauded new regulations for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) approved by the State Public Health Council that will promote greater patient access to high-quality care and provide...
Massachusetts Medical Society Statement Regarding Signing of Naturopathy Legislation
January 11, 2017
MMS Statement on Recreational Marijuana Delay
December 28, 2016
James S. Gessner, MD, President of the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS), released the following statement regarding the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' vote to delay the opening of recreational marijuana stores in Massachusetts.
Dr. Svend Bruun is honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society Alliance
December 6, 2016
Dr. Svend Bruun, a primary care physician who spent nearly four decades caring for patients in the Fitchburg area, has been honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society Alliance as its “Volunteer of the Year” for his efforts in promoting health education in schools K through 12 throughout Worcester...
Massachusetts Medical Society adopts new policies on recreational marijuana, climate change, drug pricing, concussions, epinephrine
December 5, 2016
Resolutions on recreational marijuana, aid-in-dying, climate change, drug pricing, epinephrine auto-injectors, and concussions were among those of many proposals adopted as new policies by members of the Massachusetts Medical Society’s House of Delegates at its Interim Meeting held on Saturday,...
Dr. Virginia T. Latham receives Presidential Citation from the Massachusetts Medical Society
December 2, 2016
Virginia T. Latham, M.D., a past president of the Massachusetts Medical Society and a physician whose contributions to organized medicine span more than three decades and reflect a distinguished commitment to the medical profession, was awarded a Presidential Citation by the Massachusetts Medical...
MMS President Dr. James S. Gessner: Advocacy Is Critical
December 2, 2016
MMS President James S. Gessner, M.D. delivered a cogent message to his physician colleagues in his President’s Report at the 2016 MMS Interim Meeting of the House of Delegates: advocacy is critical, and the voice of the physician must be heard.
Senator Markey to deliver keynote address at Massachusetts Medical Society Opioid Summit
October 26, 2016
United States Senator Edward J. Markey will deliver the keynote address at the Massachusetts Medical Society’s summit on opioids, Medication Assisted Treatment: Improving Access to Evidence-Based Care, to be held Monday, October 31, at the Society’s Waltham headquarters (860 Winter Street) from 8...
Prescriber Education on Opioids Surpasses 20,000 courses
October 11, 2016
The Massachusetts Medical Society today provided an update on its prescriber education effort to address the opioid epidemic in the Commonwealth and said that more than 7,000 prescribers had taken more than 20,000 of its continuing medical education courses in opioids and pain management.
11 Physician Groups Declare Opposition to Recreational Marijuana
October 4, 2016
The Massachusetts Medical Society along with 10 statewide physician specialty groups have jointly announced their opposition to Question 4, the ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state. The physicians represent a wide range of medical specialties, including internal...
Massachusetts Medical Society President Urges Enrollment in MassPAT, State’s New Prescription Monitoring Program
August 17, 2016
With just days to go before the state’s new prescription monitoring program goes online and with reports indicating that prescriber enrollment has been slow, the president of the statewide association of physicians is urging all health care providers who prescribe controlled substances to enroll in...
Massachusetts Medical Society States Support of Attorney General’s Assault Weapons Ban
August 9, 2016
Citing his organization’s “long history of violence prevention
initiatives and policies,” the president of the Massachusetts Medical
Society today announced his firm support of Attorney General Maura
Healey’s intention to increase enforcement of the assault weapons ban in