Local Opioid Overdose Deaths Fell in 2017

The ACCMA-led East Bay Safe Prescribing Coalition was recognized in a recent San Francisco Chronicle article about the nearly 50% reduction in opioid overdose deaths in Alameda County from 2015 to 2017. Over the same time period, opioid overdose deaths were down 10% in Contra Costa County. The Coalition is a collaborative effort to promote safe and appropriate prescribing practices and reduce prescription drug abuse in our community. ACCMA President Thomas Sugarman is quoted in a statement about the difference that the entire medical community has made in addressing this problem. To read the article, go to