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Written by LACMA CEO Rocky Delgadillo and LACMA President Pedram Salimpour, MD. As published in LA Daily News on March 12, 2015. Click here for original article. Los Angeles is one of the greatest cities in the world, but we have our share of problems. While celebrity drug overdoses get …

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 …