Illinois State Medical Society

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Lawmakers want to change how people get insurance company approval before medical treatment. Advocates say the current process harms patients.

Illinois is about one year into its experiment with legalized medical marijuana.  One change since the program began is that doctors no longer have to recommend their patient try cannabis.

Lawmakers overwhelmingly oppose a plan to allow pharmacists to prescribe hormonal and oral contraception, but the measure may come back.

(AP) - The Illinois State Medical Society is reminding doctors and patients about a free resource to help with end-of-life planning discussions.

The Illinois State Medical Society wants the Illinois legislature to make it harder for patients to misuse prescription pain medication.