We will have the St. Cloud opioid prescribing policy development council meeting at Atwood Center, Voyageur’s Room on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 5:30 PM. We will have snacks and beverages and the meeting is free, though we ask for voluntary support contributions as we move foreward with this effort to develop our own medical community’s policy/protocol for prescribing opioid and similar meds. Dr. Chris Johnson has agreed to speak and offer us guidance as we proceed. This may take more than one meeting. Please plan to attend and bring as many colleagues as you can. This health community protocol/policy development will only succeed if we can garner broad support from physicians and other health workers throughout our area. This includes anyone who participates in prescribing or prescription renewals of opioids, sedatives, anxiolytics and similar meds. Please call Stearns Benton Medical Society if you have any questions at 320-252-8550.