New, Emerging Strains of COVID-19

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in California and throughout the nation (see related story on page 12), there’s a new cause for worry. New variants of the virus have emerged. They include the Great Britain variant, the South African variant, the Nigerian, and the Brazilian variants. While they don’t appear to be more virulent … Read More »

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Appropriate Opioid Use

Curbing opioid abuse is a priority at all levels of government. Meeting this challenge begins with making certain that best practices are employed by medical professionals when prescribing opioids. For the California physician, three separate guidelines can affect the way opioids are prescribed and dispensed to injured workers. First, there is the 2016 guideline from … Read More »

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