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Opioids - Part One - Master of Mastoiditis | Peds RAP

Rita and Lisa discuss safe prescribing practices in the age of the opioid epidemic. Rita outlines when opioids are appropriate for pain management versus when to consider other medications or modalities. She discusses the PILLS pneumonic to counsel families on storage, safety, and disposal of these medications. And she discusses how to manage patients with difficult to treat pain syndromes.

California Surprise-Billing Law Protects Patients But Aggravates Many Doctors

More than two years after California’s surprise-billing law took effect, there’s one thing on which consumer advocates, doctors and insurers all agree: The law has been effective at protecting many people from bills they might have been saddled with from doctors who aren’t in their insurance network.

Signs that a reduced schedule may benefit you

After working as a clinical anesthesiologist for 29 years and as an academic anesthesiologist prior to that, Linda Hertzberg, MD, left her full-time position in private practice and switched part-time.

My Trip to Washington: Speaking Out Against Drug Shortages

On November 5, 2019, I had the opportunity to participate in a Congressional briefing related to drug shortages at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) opened the session and co-sponsored the MEDS Act with Senator Tina Smith (D-MN).

Physician experience highlights unintended consequences of CA's surprise billing laws

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A new survey of California physicians illustrates serious unintended consequences from California’s surprise billing law (AB 72) that will have long term impacts on patient access to care if not corrected.