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Targeting an Epidemic: Opioid Prescribing Patterns by County in New York State

12/8/2017 Opioid abuse is a public health crisis for the nation and New York State. Between 2009 and 2015, the number of deaths across New York State resulting from prescription opioids alone nearly doubled. Read more ...

New York Medicare Patients Get Relatively Few Opioids

12/1/2017 New York's opioid prescribing rate remained relatively unchanged between 2013 and 2015 (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services opioid prescribing map), while most states decreased the rate at which they prescribed opioids to Medicare patients. Read more ...

ACEP-Championed EMS Bill Becomes Law

11/17/2017 Today, President Trump signed into law the ACEP-supported “Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2016” (H.R. 304). Read more ...

New York State Department of Health Releases Adult/Pediatric Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines Resource

11/13/2017

In response to prescribers who informed the New York State Department of Health that the current guidelines were too dense and too lengthy for easy access, “pocket” antibiotic prescribing guidelines, intended to make the process of choosing the right antibiotic in the right dose for the right duration, easier and more streamlined, have been created.

These guidelines have been posted as an electronic link in two forms: Read more ...

New York ACEP Members Among EM Physicians Who Turn Denver Restaurant Into An ER

11/9/2017 New York ACEP members, Drs. Freddy Davis and Danielle Turrin (pictured third and fourth from left) helped a man in cardiac arrest at a Denver restaurant Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. Read moreDenver

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