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As published in the Los Angeles Daily News on January 19th, 2015. Written by LACMA Member Robert Bitonte, MD JD. Recent meningitis deaths on college campuses in California and the worst whooping-cough outbreak in generations serve as grave reminders of the omnipresent threat of vaccine-preventable diseases. Despite recent progress at …

Abuse of prescription drugs, including pain relievers, continues to be a significant problem in United States. In California, 4.7 percent of persons aged 12 or older nationwide reported having used pain relievers nonmedically in the past year according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Survey …