Mitchell Katz

LA County Department of Health Services

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Internist and Director of the LA County Department of Health Services

Mitchell Katz on KCRW

The federal Centers for Disease Control produced a  surprising finding  today about the epidemic of deaths in America from prescription pain-killers.

Do Painkillers Do More Harm than Good: A Doctor's Dilemma

The federal Centers for Disease Control produced a surprising finding today about the epidemic of deaths in America from prescription pain-killers.

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