San Francisco Marin Medical Society Blog


Letter to the Editor from SFMMS Leaders Opposing Separation of Children at Border

Last week, the American Medical Association passed a resolution opposing the separation of children from their parents at the Mexican border. The San Francisco Marin Medical Society, representing doctors across specialties who care for children and families, joins the AMA and condemns this horrific policy.

Health Advisory: Fentanyl Overdose from Suspected Counterfeit Oxycodone Tablet in San Francisco

An individual experiencing a near-fatal overdose after consuming a pill stamped with “M30” was cared for at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on June 11, 2018. No pill was available for testing, however such tablets are reportedly readily available in San Francisco. Similar events have been reported in Arizona.

A California Appeals Court On Friday Reinstated a Law Allowing Terminally Ill Patients to End Their Lives

The ruling by the 4th District Court of Appeal allows the controversial law known as the End of Life Option Act to remain in effect, giving patients who have less than six months to live access to lethal medications from their doctors.