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Recent News from the Division of Medical Toxicology

  • DEM faculty, Dr. Richard Clark, featured on local public radio story on "marijuana tourists" visiting California. To read article, click here
  • Dr. Dan Lasoff featured in San Diego Union Tribune article on how a trip to the Emergency Department can send opioid-addicted patients on the road to recovery. To read article, click here
  • Dr. Shaun Carstairs of the Division of Medical Toxicology was recently in the news for CNN commenting on the use of ondansetron in pregnancy. To read article, click here.
  • The UCSD Department of Emergency Medicine and Division of Medical Toxicology have been awarded a $260,000 grant by the California Bridge Program, aimed at combating the opioid epidemic.The project is part of the Public Health Institute's ED-Bridge Program, that will fund increased access to opioid treatment programs and short and long term medication for opioid addicted individuals.  The principle investigator at UCSD will be Dr. Daniel Lasoff, and other members of the Department and Division will be assisting. To read about the award, click here