Beverly Philip, M.D., FASA, was quoted in an Associated Press article on the use of propofol in the wake of the 10th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death in June. Dr. Philip focused on the safety of the drug when administered by a physician anesthesiologist. The article, part of a series, was featured online on ABC News, Las Vegas Review-Journal and Houston Chronicle, among other outlets.

In June, Eric Chiang, M.D., and Charles Luke, M.D., were quoted in a Modern Healthcare article titled “Hospitals look to cut opioids from surgery and beyond.” They discussed protocols and practice changes to reduce opioid prescribing and increase the use of postoperative pain management alternatives, including nerve blocks, acetaminophen and ibuprofen. “Overall, long-term opioid reduction often leads to improved patient well-being,” stated Dr. Luke. In another article on opioid alternatives, Eellan Sivanesan, M.D., discussed...

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