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The New CDC Opioid-Prescribing Guidelines

The New CDC Opioid-Prescribing Guidelines The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidelines Tuesday that recommend primary care providers avoid prescribing opioid painkillers for patients with chronic pain. The risks from opioids greatly outweigh the benefits for most people, the CDC says.

SFMS Applauds the California State Senate for Passage of Historic Package of Tobacco Legislation

The California State Senate on Thursday passed a landmark package of bills that will regulate e-cigarettes as a tobacco product, raise the legal tobacco purchasing age to 21, and allow municipalities to tax tobacco.