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9/3/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Prop 46 pushes to increase malpractice liability for doctors.
News Release
8/26/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Danville, CA --- Responding to recent claims by the No On Proposition 46 campaign that doctors are not in a safety sensitive position, so they should not be drug tested, Proposition 46 proponent Bob Pack called on the leaders of the ACLU to explain their position. Prop 46 requires random drug and alcohol testing of doctors with hospital privileges...
News Story
8/26/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Opponents of random drug testing of doctors, as a ballot proposition on the November ballot in California would require, say it's an unnecessary intrusion on doctors' privacy. Maybe testing is necessary for pilots and truckers, they say, but not for doctors because we are not in professions that affect public safety.     As a...
News Story
8/21/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
When consumer advocates were preparing a fall ballot initiative to raise the sum victims can recover in medical malpractice lawsuits, they considered tacking on an inducement that would resonate with voters across California. After running eight to 10 ideas past focus groups and through opinion polls, they found strong support for a proposal to...
News Release
8/11/2014
Posted by Jamie Court
SANTA MONICA, CA – Proposition 46 can save California taxpayers up to $406 million annually by requiring doctors to check California’s statewide prescription drug database before prescribing narcotics to first time patients, according to a report released by Consumer Watchdog today. Dr. Stephen Loyd, a recovering prescription drug...
Video
8/8/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
KNSD TV-7 NBC in San Diego covers the discussion on California's Prop 46 on the statewide ballot in November.
Video
8/8/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
KNTV NBC-TV Bay Area discusses Prop 46 on the statewide ballot in California, and whether doctors should be drug tested.
News Release
8/7/2014
Posted by Jamie Court
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Dr. Stephen Loyd, a recovering drug addict who at one point was taking oxycodone and 100 Vicodin pills a day while working with patients, joined with Proposition 46 proponent Bob Pack and openly spoke about how easy it is for doctors to abuse drugs and get away with it. Consumer Watchdog revealed that, according to a...
News Release
7/24/2014
Posted by Carmen Balber
SANTA MONICA, CA – A record high 46 doctors were disciplined for substance abuse last year according to a report prepared for a meeting of the California Medical Board today. Yet that record-breaking number represents just a fraction of the number of doctors likely to be abusing substances in California at any given time, said advocates with...