State Board of Medical Examiners

25% Decrease in opioid production in 2017

The DEA has issued a press release announcing its intent to decrease opioid production in 2017 by 25%.  Physicians should be aware of this and consider making adjustments to their prescribing practices. See Here



2016 Zika Preparedness

Louisiana Department of Health Emergency Operations Center (LDH EOC) on Zika Preparedness. See here.



Safety Tips for Flood Water

For safety tips regarding flood water after a disaster or emergency from the Louisiana Department of Health, click here.



CDC's Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain Webinar

CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) has partnered with CDC’s Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) and the University of Washington to present a webinar series about the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. The series will cover when and how opioids should be initiated for chronic pain, how to assess risk and address harms of opioid use, and when and how opioids should be discontinued. Faculty and clinicians from the University of Washington will provide insight into the application of the Guideline in clinical settings.

See HERE for more information on this webinar's objectives.