In early December, the East Bay Times published an op-ed by East Bay Safe Prescribing Coalition (EBSPC) co-chairs Tom Sugarman, MD and Kathleen Clanon, MD. The op-ed highlighted the progress the coalition has made in curbing the opioid epidemic. It also noted that more work must be done, and increased resources need to be allocated towards treatment and prevention. You can read the op-ed here. EBSPC is co-sponsored by the ACCMA, and brings together the East Bay medical community, consumers, and community leaders to promote safe and appropriate prescribing practices and reduce prescription drug abuse in our community. If you would like to get involved in the EBSPC's efforts to fight the opioid epidemic, please contact the EBSPC at