Doctors Join Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse

Scripps Mercy Emergency Medicine Physican Speaks Out

Roneet Lev, MD, emergency medicine physician at Scripps Mercy Hospital, was interviewed for an article in the U-T San Diego on what San Diego physicians are doing to combat prescription drug abuse.

In her interview Dr. Lev shared details on a new task force that she chairs, Prescription Drug Medical Task Force, and the need for San Diego physicians to work together under stricter prescribing guidelines.

“This is a societal problem and the medical community plays a piece,” Dr. Lev shared. “Medications are very helpful, but they can become a poison when not taken correctly.”

Read the article Doctors a Front in War on Illicit Prescriptions

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