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News Release
10/6/2014
Posted by Jamie Court
Listen to the audio recording of this press conference here. SANTA MONICA, CA – Dr. Stephen Loyd, a recovering drug addict who at one point was taking up to 100 pills a day including Vicodin and oxycodone while working with patients, joined with Proposition 46 proponents and spoke about the dangers to patients of undetected physician...
News Story
10/4/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
LOS ANGELES -- Voters could make California the first state to require many doctors to submit to random drug and alcohol tests, a safeguard that has long been in place for pilots, police officers and others who must stay clear-eyed on the job. While supporters are promoting that aspect of Proposition 46, it is not the initiative's most...
News Release
10/3/2014
Posted by Carmen Balber
DANVILLE, CA – Bob Pack, proponent of Proposition 46 who lost his two children to medical negligence, called on the California Medical Association to pull their latest ad – called an “outright lie” yesterday by the Sacramento Bee – from the airwaves. The ad falsely tries to scare voters that Prop 46 would make patient...
News Story
10/2/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
The campaign formed to oppose Proposition 46 has added to its critique of the measure, arguing in a new TV ad called “ Inside” that it puts Californians’ medical information at risk. The multipronged proposal on the Nov. 4 ballot would more than quadruple the maximum medical malpractice award; mandate drug and alcohol testing for...
News Story
9/28/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Proposition 46 would raise California's cap on "pain and suffering" damages in medical malpractice cases from $250,000, set in 1975, so that the cap is indexed to inflation; require doctors to submit to random drug testing; and require doctors to consult a state database to prevent "doctor shopping" by prescription drug...
News Story
9/25/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Even by the political world's low standards of truthiness, a new commercial being aired by the No on Proposition 46 campaign is jaw-droppingly deceptive. The proposition would make three major changes in the laws related to the practice of medicine in California. It would quadruple the cap on "pain and suffering" damages in medical...
News Story
8/5/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Blue Shield of California and Anthem Blue Cross say they will initially fund an index designed to hold as many people’s health records as possible. They hope other insurers will join in. Privacy issues are raised. The medical records of millions of Californians could soon be literally at the fingertips of doctors and hospitals statewide with...