Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Atty General Lisa Madigan (D): Improve Healthcare for Sexual Assault Victims

Chicago - Attorney General Lisa Madigan urges the Illinois General Assembly to pass legislation that will help improve medical care for survivors of sexual...

Sec of State Jesse White Urges High Schoolers to Sign Up...

From Chicago: Sec of State Jesse White is joined by high school students as he works to raise awareness of the need for more...

IDPH Reports the Death Of An Individual Who Used Synthetic Cannabinoids

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the death of an individual who experienced severe bleeding and reported using synthetic...

The Hospital Assessment Program, the $3 1/2 Billion Issue You’ve Never...

CHICAGO (Mar. 12, 2018) – Governor Bruce Rauner signed bipartisan legislation today that protects safety net and rural hospitals while ensuring continued federal support for...

The Illinois Channel Has Lost a Champion, Illinois, a Medical Trailblazer,...

by Terry Martin Illinois Channel Executive Director Dr Neil Winston, was one of the original Board members of the Illinois Channel.  Earlier today, I learned that...

Illinois Launches Prescription Monitoring Program to Cut Back Opioid Use via...

East St Louis -- With members of the medical community, Gov Rauner signed into law, SB-772, which requires doctors and pharmacies to use a...

Gov Rauner Launches an Opioids Prevention Task Force

From Chicago: Gov Rauner is joined by doctors, healthcare providers, and a former addict, as he signs an Executive Order to launch an Opioid...

Illinois Becomes First State Requiring Insurance Coverage for PANDA Condition Afflicting...

From Lombard: As reported earlier on the Illinois Channel, the condition referred to as PANDA, afflicts some children after they've had strep throat. Now,...

Gov Rauner to Sign PANDA Bill on Tuesday, Requiring Health Insurers...

Springfield -- On Tuesday, Gov Rauner will sign HB-2721, making Illinois the first state in the nation to require health insurance companies, to cover...

Encouraging the Use of Medical Marijuana in Lieu of Opiates

From the State Capitol:  We hear about the impact of those who have been prescribed opioids to treat pain, and other symptoms of a...