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  • Published on August 1, 2017

    The “It’s Up to Us” media campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of blood pressure control for heart health.

  • Published on March 21, 2017

    California Department of Public Health Director and State Health Officer, Dr. Karen Smith, in conjunction with the Statewide Opioid Safety (SOS) Workgroup, has developed an opioid resource letter for providers who see patients and write prescriptions for pain management.

  • Published on January 23, 2017

    After more than a year, Sonoma County health care providers finally have a set of standardized opioid prescription guidelines that experts hope will allow doctors to better manage patients’ pain, while curbing the spread of opioid addiction.

  • Published on June 1, 2016

    The misuse and abuse of drugs, particularly prescription opioids, is a growing problem in Sonoma County, the state of California and the United States. 

  • Published on March 14, 2016

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed and published the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain to provide recommendations for the prescribing of opioid pain medication for patients 18 and older in primary care settings.

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