In Effort To Curb Overdose Deaths, Ventura Doctors Urged To Use Statewide CURES Database
The system tracks who has been prescribed those drugs most prone to addiction and abuse.
The Ventura County Star:
Doctors Can Help Reduce Prescription Drug Deaths, Ventura County Officials Say
Unwillingly, unknowingly and indirectly, doctors and others who prescribe opioids in Ventura County may be contributing to addiction and even death. They are, in some cases, "preventable deaths," said Dan Hicks, an alcohol and drug prevention manager in the county's Behavioral Health Department. (Martinez, 5/18)