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News Story
12/7/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Propositions on malpractice lawsuits and tobacco taxes, among other issues, could lead to multimillion-dollar campaigns. SACRAMENTO — While much of the country is gearing up for the holidays, political forces in Sacramento are girding for battle. Already, special interests are lined up with plans that could shape next year's general...
News Release
11/25/2013
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA --- Consumer Watchdog wrote incoming Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson to take issue with “disconcerting statements made by one of your employees, Dr. Paul Phinney, the immediate past President of the California Medical Association, who has maintained that medical negligence and substance abuse among physicians are not significant...
News Story
11/11/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast. California’s high-stakes battle over medical malpractice damages could move to the ballot box next year. The initiative campaign seeking to increase the cap on “pain and suffering” awards will pit trial lawyers against doctors. California’s $250,000 cap on “...
News Release
11/7/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA – Petitions for a 2014 patient safety ballot initiative to curb prescription drug abuse and strengthen physician accountability hit the streets in every major California city this week. Bob Pack launched the petition drive after losing his two children, Troy and Alana, ages 10 and 7, and unborn twins, in an accident caused...
News Story
10/31/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
SACRAMENTO - Buoyed by a favorable ballot title and summary prepared by Attorney General Kamala Harris, backers of an initiative that would increase California's 38-year-old cap on medical malpractice awards are ready to gather signatures that could lead to a colossal political battle between doctors and attorneys next fall. The proposed...
Blog Post
10/28/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Yesterday, at the 10th memorial of my children’s death, we started a march to the ballot for patient safety.  I hope you will join us. My seven year old, Alana, and ten year old, Troy,  died because an addict got thousands of pills she never should have been prescribed since she had no physical symptoms. She fell asleep at the...
Video
10/28/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
Almost 10 years to the day after their 10-year-old son, Troy, and 7-year-old daughter, Alana, were killed by an intoxicated driver, Danville residents Bob and Carmen Pack led a gathering of friends, family, and well-wishers to honor the memory of their children and to advocate for legislative changes that they hope will prevent similar tragedies.
Video
10/28/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
A Danville couple whose two children were struck and killed by a drunk driver a decade ago will honor their memory in Danville this weekend. The memorial for Troy Pack and his younger sister Alana was held from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Sycamore Valley Elementary School. The event comes 10 years after the Oct. 26, 2003 deaths of Troy, 10, and Alana,...
News Story
10/28/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
DANVILLE -- Almost 10 years to the day after their 10-year-old son, Troy, and 7-year-old daughter, Alana, were killed by an intoxicated driver, Danville residents Bob and Carmen Pack led a gathering of friends, family, and well-wishers to honor the memory of their children and to advocate for legislative changes that they hope will prevent similar...
News Story
10/28/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
The following Op-Ed Commentary was published in the San Francisco Chronicle on Mon., Oct. 29th, 2013. Drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in America, and the majority of those preventable deaths are due to prescription drugs. One of the biggest obstacles to prevention is the California Medical Association, whose physicians...