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DEA Launches Program to Educate Youth about Prescription Drug Abuse

In an effort to curb the growing national opioid and heroin epidemic, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has launched an educational program for middle- and high-school students called “Operation Prevention.” According to the Centers for Disease Control, 78 people die every day in the U.S. because of prescription opioid overdose. Prescription opioid abuse often…

Man Arrested for Practicing Medicine Without License

A Bakersfield man was arrested Tuesday for the unlicensed practice of medicine. The Investigation and Enforcement Unit – Central Valley Field Office of the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation arrested Alberto Gonzalez on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, following the investigation of a complaint that was made by a local news reporter. Read…

Women Warned Against Using Ovarian Cancer Screening Tests

The FDA is warning women and their physicians not to use ovarian cancer screening tests because test results are not reliable and may cause delays in treatment. Currently, there is no safe and effective ovarian cancer screening test because none are sensitive enough to reliably screen for ovarian cancer without a high number of false…

Respiratory Care Board President Honored with Fellowship

Respiratory Care Board President Alan Roth has been elected to a Fellowship in the American College of Chest Physicians. According to its website, the American College of Chest Physicians is the global leader in advancing best patient outcomes through innovative chest medicine education, clinical research and team-based care. The group’s mission is to champion the…

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education Orders ITT to Stop Accepting New Students in California

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) has issued an Emergency Decision requiring ITT Educational Services, Inc. (ITT) to stop accepting new students at its 15 California locations. To read the full release, click here.

Be an Informed Patient:  Check up on Your Doctor’s License

The Medical Board of California urges consumers to take a minute or two to check up on their doctor’s license. A license checkup is simple and helps consumers make informed choices when choosing a doctor. To check a doctor’s license, go to the Medical Board’s website at http://www.mbc.ca.gov. If you don’t have access to a…

Students Counseled After Beauty School Owner Arrested

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education advises attendees of San Diego Area cosmetology school of their student rights. SACRAMENTO – Tramy Van, 41, owner of Tramy Beauty School with facilities in Escondido and San Diego, was arrested Thursday, August 11, 2016, for felony grand theft and theft under false pretenses. To read the full release, click…

Chiropractor Ordered Not to Practice After Felony Arrest

Sacramento area man charged with practicing medicine without a license and grand theft. James Joseph Martin, of West Sacramento, has been ordered not to practice chiropractic after his arrest for eight felony counts of grand theft and one felony count of practicing medicine without a license. To read the full release, click here.