‘Death Certificate Project’ Threatens Disciplinary Action Against Doctors Who Overprescribe Opioids
Monday, September 10, 2018
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Cheryl Clark, contributing writer, MedPage Today
Nearly 1,825 deaths in California were attributed to opioid overdoses in 2017, according to the California Department of Public Health.
Nearly 275 of those deaths were in San Diego County.
A new strategy by the Medical Board of California is pushing to decrease that number by targeting doctors who overprescribe opioids. But the program, called the “Death Certificate Project,” has had unintended consequences, said MedPage Today contributing writer Cheryl Clark.
Clark joins Midday Edition on Monday to discuss the "Death Certificate Project."
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