The Weekly Dose           Bexar County Medical Society

Week of Sept. 14,  2014 

Vol. 4, No. 1 

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR

BCMS

EVENTS

 

Sept. 24

 BCMS Fall General Membership Meeting

  6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. 

Hilton San Antonio Airport, 

611 N.W. Loop 410

CME and legislative updates

Click here for information and reservations.

 

 

Oct. 2-3

 BCMS Fishing

 Tournament

sponsored by

Gateway Mortgage Group LLC

Stefen Brooks, RMLO

NMLS#229142

and

CareFusion Health

Marion Gonzalez

 Departs from Rockport

For information, 

click here

 

 

Oct. 16

BCMS Auto Show

5 p.m.-9 p.m.

6243 IH-10 West

parking lot

More information 

to come!

 

 

Nov. 1

Women in Medicine Appreciation

11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Omni Hotel at the Colonnade

For sponsorship opportunities, call

210-301-4371.

To reserve tables and buy tickets, 

click here

 

Bexar County

Psychiatric Society

Evening Learning

Series

Back to Society

for Our Patients

 

6 p.m. Sept. 16 

The Clubhouse

445 Recoleta Road

San Antonio 78216

210-798-1619

 

Tour the facility and learn about services offered, Dinner to follow at Ruth's 

Chris Steakhouse

7720 Jones Maltsberger,

Concord Plaza

San Antonio 78216

FREE

 

To attend, RSVP to

BCPS@sbcglobal.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRENDING TOPICS

 

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration reclassifies hydrocodone products

Change effective Oct. 6

  

By Mary E. Nava, MBA

Chief Governmental and Community Relations Officer 

 

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration recently published a final rule reclassifying drugs containing hydrocodone combinations from Schedule III to Schedule II.


 

Although TMA, through House of Delegates deliberations held during TexMed in May, objected to these changes, the move is being implemented in an effort to curb abuse of these types of medications.


 

To read the final rule as published in the Federal Register and to learn more about what this rule means for physicians and prescribing, click here.  

 

For local discussion on this and other practice management topics, consider joining the BCMS Legislative and Socioeconomics Committee by contacting Mary Nava.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLARIFICATION

Bexar County Medical Society staff scheduled the fall General Membership Meeting for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24, with the understanding that the Jewish observance of Rosh Hashana begins Sept 25. However, the observance begins at sundown on Sept. 24.  

 

BCMS apologizes for the error. It was not our intent to conflict with this very important time of the year for our Jewish physicians. Efforts will be made to avoid similar conflicts in the future. 

 

 

 

 About The Weekly Dose 

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