Welcome to the PCMS Website

The Philadelphia County Medical Society (PCMS) has been representing physicians for more than 160 years as they treat patients, advance science, maintain the standards of the profession, and protect the public health. The Society, a professional membership organization for physicians who live or work in the City of Philadelphia, has a tradition of activism on behalf of practitioners and patients. PCMS provides a common ground for physicians across a range of specialties to discuss health care issues of the day and work for the good of the profession and the public.

Today, its members continue to present the opinions of physicians before legislators and government officials, to protect the public health, and to keep physicians informed on the issues that affect their practice of medicine in Philadelphia.

Significant Change to DEA Registration Renewal Process

December 14, 2016 at 10:15 am | National

Through a notice on its website, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently announced significant changes to its registration renewal process.  Effective January 1, 2017, the DEA is eliminating the informal grace period which the agency has previously allowed for registrants to renew their registrations.  Only one renewal notice will be sent to each registrant’s “mail […]

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Health Alert: Increases in Suspected Overdoses in Philadelphia

December 12, 2016 at 2:20 pm | Local

Philadelphia continues to see an increase in unintentional drug overdose deaths, the majority of which have been attributed to heroin and fentanyl, an extremely potent synthetic opioid analgesic. Between December 1-5, 2016, 35 deaths in Philadelphia are strongly suspected of being due to unintentional drug overdoses. The decedents were 19 to 66 years old; 69% were men and […]

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Classified Ad: Internist Wanted

November 28, 2016 at 10:22 am | Local

Seeking Internist for limited, part time hospital consultative service in Montgomery County. Approximately 3-4 hours per week. Must have malpractice coverage. Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications/experience. Interested candidates should send email, availability and CV to drcocoa1@yahoo.com.

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Health Alert: Overdose Outbreak in Philadelphia

November 23, 2016 at 10:28 am | Local

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is urging health care providers to exercise increased vigilance in promptly identifying patients suspected to have overdoses and taking appropriate action. On Thursday, November 17th, 2016, Philadelphia hospital emergency departments identified nearly 40 cases of drug overdose, which is far more than usual (Figure). There have also been reports […]

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