Free event open to the public. Doors open at 6PM. 1 Hour Continuing Education credit available for Physicians, Pharmacists and Social Workers. Keynote Presentation followed by discussion with local clinical leadership.
Dr. Lembke was one of the first in the medical community to sound the alarm regarding opioid over prescribing and the opioid epidemic. In 2016, she published her best-selling book on the prescription drug epidemic, Drug Dealer, MD – How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop, that combines case studies with public policy, cultural anthropology, and neuroscience, to explore the complex relationship between doctors and patients around prescribing controlled drugs, the science of
addiction, and the barriers to successfully addressing prescription drug misuse and addiction.
Sponsored by the Baton Rouge Health District, Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, LSU Health Sciences Center, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Ochsner Medical Center, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Pennington Biomedical Research Center and Woman’s Hospital.