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News Story
5/28/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Supporters say checking database could cut painkiller deaths The California State Senate approved legislation Thursday that would require doctors to check the state’s narcotics database before they prescribe controlled substances for new patients. Senate Bill 482, authored by State Senator Ricardo Lara, of Bell Gardens, would also require...
Blog Post
4/28/2015
Posted by Carmen Balber
Check a patient’s medical record. It’s a simple fix to a tragic prescription drug epidemic. When you have an annual checkup, your doctor checks your vital signs and draws blood for testing. But before she even does that, what does she do? She checks your medical record. And yet, 90 percent of California doctors who prescribe strong,...
News Release
1/15/2015
Posted by MIchael Kapp
SANTA MONICA, CA: Bob Pack, who helped develop CURES, California’s prescription drug database, today called upon the California Medical Board to support mandatory checking of the database after a substance-abusing Los Angeles doctor was arrested last week on charges of narcotics trafficking. If pharmacists were required to check the database...
News Story
11/9/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
The election day drubbing of Proposition 46, an initiative that would have increased limits on certain medical malpractice damages, marks a stinging defeat for the state's trial attorneys, who championed the measure. The defeat caps years of declining influence for one of the Democratic Party's most stalwart allies. Even in deep blue...
News Story
11/5/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
LOS ANGELES -- Proposition 46, a wide-ranging initiative that included raising the 1975 limit on pain and suffering damages in medical malpractice lawsuits, was defeated today. Proposition 46 author Bob Pack said the campaign on behalf of the initiative "opened the eyes of all Californians about patient safety," but "faced deep-...
News Story
11/5/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
California voters nixed efforts Tuesday by a consumer group and trial attorneys to lift the cap on pain-and-suffering damages in medical malpractice lawsuits — but proponents say they will keep on fighting. Proposition 46 was defeated by a margin of 67.1 percent to 32.9 percent. The actual vote count was 3,415,996 "No" votes to 1,...
News Release
9/3/2014
Posted by Jamie Court
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Today Senator Barbara Boxer stood with mothers who lost their children to medical negligence in calling on California voters to support for the patient safety protections in Proposition 46. The campaign supporting Prop 46 also released an ad featuring Barbara Boxer. See the Barbara Boxer ad here: https://www.youtube.com/...
News Story
9/3/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Senator Barbara Boxer came out swinging Wednesday on behalf of Proposition 46 in a new ad campaign. Boxer (D-CA) is hoping that her considerable political clout and the emotional case made by grieving parents can offset huge campaign spending by the measure’s opponents. Click here to view the video: http://youtu....
Video
9/3/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Prop 46 pushes to increase malpractice liability for doctors.
Feature
8/25/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Lloyd Monserratt was a UCLA grad, a rising star in California politics, a Latino Vote Director for the DCCC, a Director at NALEO, a Chief of Staff to a LA City Councilmember and LAUSD School Board Member, and a consultant to elected officials.  He and his fiancée were planning their wedding. But his promising life ended at age 36...