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Press Releases from PA Orthopaedic Society (4 total)

Protecting Patients and Preventing Drug Diversion: Senator Alloway, Representati …

Today, State Senator Richard Alloway and State Representative Tedd Nesbit announced the introduction of legislation to mandate the electronic prescribing of opioid medications. Harrisburg, PA, February 06, 2017 – Today, State Senator Richard Alloway and State Representative Tedd Nesbit announced the introduction of legislation to mandate the electronic prescribing of opioid medications. The bill is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society (POS). Society President Patrick Smith, MD, as well as

Demand for Total Joint replacement on the rise in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society (POS) acknowledged the findings of a Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) report released today. Harrisburg, PA, April 04, 2012 - The Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society (POS) acknowledged the findings of a Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) report released today. Information contained in the report, Orthopedic Surgery in Pennsylvania: Total Joint Replacement and Common Spine Procedures, indicates Pennsylvania has followed the national trend of increased

The Fair Share Act: A Significant First Step in Reform of Liability System

"The Fair Share Act is a commonsense measure that maintains a person’s right to collect damages while bringing fairness, balance, and stability to Pennsylvania’s liability system," Harrisburg, PA, June 29, 2011 - The Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society (POS) today commends Governor Corbett for signing into law Senate Bill 1131, legislation that eliminates joint and several liability for any defendant found to be less than 60 percent liable for causing an injury. "The Fair

Orthopaedic Surgeons Hail Passage of Fair Share Act

HB 1 Brings Commonsense to Liability System Harrisburg, PA, April 11, 2011 - The Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society (POS) today hailed passage of House Bill 1, legislation that eliminates joint and several liability for any defendant found to be less than 60 percent liable for causing an injury. The bill passed the House of Representatives on a 112-88 vote. "HB 1 is a commonsense measure that maintains a person’s right to collect damages

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