Rep. Dr. John Bizon, M.D., R-Battle Creek; audio on biologic drug product guideline legislation

Rep. Bizon talks about his HB 4472, which defines biologic product and biosimilar medications and establishes guidelines for pharmacists to substitute interchangeable biological drug products.  Rep. Bizon says the legislation effectively would allow pharmacists in Michigan to use the generic version of a whole new classification of biologic medications, and in doing so, provide more…

Rep. Dr. John Bizon, M.D.; audio on legislation update student athlete concussion law

In a week when many Michigan high school athletes begin practicing, Rep. Bizon talks about his HB 4531, which updates the state’s student athlete concussion law to require a regular review of materials, and concussion symptom training for coaches, volunteers and other adults at least every three years.  Rep. Bizon says treatments and protocols for…

Rep. Dr. John Bizon, M.D.; audio on raising tobacco use age to 21

Rep. Bizon, an an ear, nose and throat-otolaryngologist in Battle Creek, talks about a bi-partisan package of legislation he’s co-sponsoring that increases the state’s legal smoking age to 21, while banning tobacco product vending machines, enhancing hookah tobacco regulations and modifying penalties for those who break the law.  Dr. Bizon argues the plan is a key…

Rep. Dr. John Bizon, M.D., R-Battle Creek; audio on road funding in 2018 state budget

House Appropriations Committee member Dr. John Bizon talks about the $4.3 billion Michigan Department of Transportation budget approved by the House this week, saying it puts more dollars into roads by selling two state aircraft and leveraging toll credits.  Rep. Bizon adds that, going forward, the state needs to more effectively utilize paving technology.  

Rep. Dr. John Bizon, M.D.; audio on Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy

Rep. Bizon talks about his Chairmanship this term of the budget panel for the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs;  that budget has started to make its way through the legislative process.  Rep. Bizon says he is pleased to work on the plan as a veteran, but also because it includes funding for the…

Rep. Dr. John Bizon, M.D., R-Battle Creek; audio on future of ACA in Michigan

Rep. Dr. John Bizon, M.D., who chairs the House budget panel on Medicaid, says reforms to the Affordable Care Act at the federal level might not have an impact on Medicaid in Michigan for several years, but adds that individuals with coverage through non-government entities could see changes sooner and that both health care and health…