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Good public health policies comes at the cost of an individual’s convenience. I see it in the ER.

I am jealous of the efforts for car safety. We desperately need the same multidisciplinary approach for drugs and addiction. Sadly, wise public health decisions are getting pushed aside for economic benefit and the call for individual freedom. For example, electronic cigarettes hit the market without appropriate public health consideration. The industry used an untested health claim that vaping helps tobacco cessation to promote its products. However, epidemiologic studies show that for every one adult who quits cigarettes using e-cigarettes, 80 adolescents who never smoked will eventually become daily smokers through e-cigarette use.

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NEW Podcast from Dr. Roneet Lev - High Truths!

MPI is proud to announce a new podcast from our Leadership team member Dr. Roneet Lev. Dr. Roneet Lev, an emergency and addiction doctor who has served as the first Chief Medical Officer of  the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, ONDCP and still practices on the front lines.

On High Truths, you will learn from experts, hear stories from the emergency department, and listen to people who have struggled from addiction. On each episode, our experts will answer a question from You, our listeners.

Introductory episode click here.

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Community Presentation - Dr. Roneet Lev - Marijuana as Medicine Fact vs Fiction

MPI will be hosting an informative presentation via zoom about Marijuana as Medicine Fact vs Fiction on December 15th at noon. There is much debate about the use of marijuana as a medicine. Dr. Roneet  Lev is an Emergency/Addiction Physician at Scripps Mercy San Diego and the Former Chief Medical Officer, White Office of National Drug Control Policy, ONDCP will present current medical literature and information regarding its use. For questions or information about this event go to the contact us page.

Meeting information is below.

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Case Studies in Marijuana: From Pharmacology to the Emergency Department

Upcoming free webinar from the PTTC 9. Participants will learn about marijuana: its pharmacology, THC, CBD, and its effects on the body. The webinar will present the most factual information and up-to-date data on marijuana and participants will review illuminating examples of daily marijuana poisonings that present to emergency departments across the Pacific Southwest Region. Learn the facts vs. the myths to assist you in your prevention work and to educate and protect future generations in your state and/or jurisdiction.

Presenter - Roneet Lev, MD, FACEP, was the first Chief Medical Officer of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, ONDCP. She brought refreshing frontline medical experience to national health policy. She is a nationally acclaimed medical expert and speaker who continues to treat patients in the emergency department. As a mother of four, she relates to families who struggle. Dr. Lev uses data to drive change and is frequently quoted in print and television media. Dr. Lev is dually board certified in emergency and addiction medicine, bringing over 25 years of experience treating the frontline cases of addiction. She came to the White House as chief of the emergency department at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego.

To register click here.

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MPI - New Key Leadership team member - Dr. Roneet Lev

Welcome Dr. Lev! MPI is proud to add Dr. Roneet Lev to the San Diego County Marijuana Prevention Initiative Key Leadership team. Roneet Lev, MD FACEP was the first Chief Medical Officer of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, ONDCP. Lev is dually board certified in emergency and addiction medicine, bringing over 25 years of experience treating the frontline cases of addiction. She came to the White House as chief of the emergency department at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego. In 2012, she established and chaired the San Diego Prescription Drug Abuse Medical Task Force. She is Founder and President of IEPC, Independent Emergency Physicians Consortium, an organization providing collaboration to independent emergency departments in California.

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