Listen to Dr. Lev discussing the prescription drug abuse epidemic on KPBS here
View Fickle Finger’s "Group Practice Structure – A Cost Benefit Analysis" here to view the IEPC mention
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IEPC at EMRA job fair in Boston Convention Exhibitor Center.
IEPC Semi-Annual Meeting June 11th at 12 PM at Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, Los Angeles CA in the Hiro Room
LA County Adopts Safe Prescribing Guidelines. Each ED in LA received a 2 month supply of guidelines and a Tool Kit Binder.
If your county want to adopt Safe Prescribing you can find information on the California ACEP web site or contact IEPC.
Intermedix acquires medical billing unit of T-System (Rev-Cycle).
SAN DIEGO — San Diego and Imperial County hospitals have a new policy aimed at curbing the
"For every death, there are 20 people coming into emergency departments, there are hundreds of people
And they won’t prescribe long-term painkillers like OxyContin, either.
Scripps Mercy Hospital’s Dr. Roneet Lev explained why.
"Those are especially dangerous, more dangerous than the short-acting medications," Lev said. "And in
Lev said people who legitimately suffer from chronic pain need to get their drugs from their regular doctor,
"And our policy is not to refill prescriptions, and not to give prescriptions for someone who’s getting them
Prescription drug overdoses are the No. 1 cause of accidental death in San Diego County.
To listen to the broadcast:
TV News Story: San Diego Emergency Departments To Crack Down On Painkiller Abuse –
This story was posted and aired on March 5, which Dr. Lev and a HOPE family helped to bring together. This is a great heads-up story that defines the problem and proposed voluntary guidelines for Safe Pain Medicine Prescribing:
Thanks to Dr. Lev and others for great interviews!