Division of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases

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Division of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases

About the Division

This past year was a successful period of continuing growth on all fronts for the division of gastrointestinal and liver diseases. Our research programs and practice activities continue to flourish. The members of the division are to be applauded for their dedication and accomplishments. We are proud of our position as one of the nation’s most outstanding programs in all spheres of gastrointestinal and liver diseases.

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Neil K. Kaplowitz, MD
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases
Professor of Medicine
USC Associates/Thomas H. Brem Chair in Medicine

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Where patients get prescription opioids: It’s not where you might think

Legislatures and hospitals around the country have tightened emergency room prescribing guidelines for opioids to curb the addiction epidemic, but a new USC study shows that approach diverts attention from the main sources of prescription painkillers. Overall opioid prescribing skyrocketed 471 percent from 1996 to 2012, according to the… Read More »

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