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January 1, 2019
Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs)

Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) and “pill mill” laws have been used to target risky opioid prescribing practices. A new CDC Injury Center study published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence evaluates the effect of these policy changes on high-volume prescribing behaviors among providers in Florida. In the year following PDMP and policy implementation, decreases were […]

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January 1, 2019
Managing Chronic pain

Chronic pain not caused by cancer is among the most prevalent and debilitating medical conditions, but also among the most controversial and complex to manage. The urgency of patients’ needs, the demonstrated effectiveness of opioid analgesics for the management of acute pain and the limited therapeutic alternatives for chronic pain have combined to produce an […]

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January 1, 2019
Member of the Month: Grace Yu, MD

Grace Yu, MD is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and completed her residency at the Stanford-O’Connor Residency Program where she continues to practice and teach. An active member with the Santa Clara Chapter, Dr. Yu also is a Legislative Key Contact, supports both the CAFP Foundation and Family Physicians PAC, and represents […]

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November 8, 2018
After California Shooting, Doctors Hit Back at NRA for Trying to Silence Them Over Guns

Dr. Lee was featured in The Daily Beast’s article “After California Shooting, Doctors Hit Back at NRA for Trying to Silence Them Over Guns”. Read more. Related posts: Simple Ways to Never Get Sick, According to Doctors Doctors and Nurses Battle Virus Skeptics Tweet your gratitude in honor of National Doctors’ Day

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January 25, 2017
End of Life Option Act and Patient Access

Dr. Lee quoted in four different news source articles on End of Life Option Act, patient access. “I believe that there is still a strong taboo against talking about death openly in the medical community. It feels like a threat to what we are trained to do: preserve and extend life,” Lee says, adding that […]

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June 1, 2016
AAFP Gives Members New Tools to Combat Opioid Abuse

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has developed resources to help combat the opioid abuse epidemic, including a chronic pain management toolkit and a continuing medical education (CME) webcast on chronic opioid therapy. “Family physicians are dedicated to being a part of the solution to help slow this national crisis, and the AAFP is dedicated to providing our […]

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