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The Troy & Alana Pack Patient Safety Act

News Release
10/10/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber
Anaheim, CA –  Families of victims of prescription drug abuse, physician overprescribing, and medical malpractice called for mandatory drug testing of doctors today outside the California Medical Association’s convention at the Disneyland Hotel. The nonprofit, nonpartisan Consumer Watchdog group unveiled a mobile billboard truck...
News Story
10/10/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Drug tests for students and potential employees are becoming the norm.  But what if doctors had to take them too?  Californians might get a chance to vote on that. Just outside the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim a little musical refrain could be heard this afternoon – a 30 second loop of "Pee in a Cup," – blasting...
Blog Post
9/27/2013
Posted by Jamie Court
Governor Jerry Brown waited until late Friday to veto legislation requiring coroners to report to the medical board whenever narcotics cause deaths.  The medical establishment has opposed the bill, which is aimed at weeding out the small number of dangerous and drug dealing doctors who are responsible for the vast majority of prescription...
News Release
9/11/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA – The California Medical Association blocked another bill aimed at improving patient safety yesterday, prompting consumer advocates and families harmed by dangerous doctors to consider amending a pending patient safety ballot measure to include those reforms the legislature fails to enact this year. SB 670 (Steinberg) would...
News Release
8/22/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA -- USA Today analyzed a decade of physician discipline records and found endemic problems at the nation's medical boards that have failed to take action against thousands of dangerous doctors despite "findings of serious misconduct that puts patients at risk." California was singled out as one of the problem states....
News Story
8/19/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
California supporters of damage caps on medical malpractice lawsuits have gained an unexpected ally—Planned Parenthood. And that organization is coming under fire for its position on the issue. Kathy Kneer, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, said the state's pain-and-suffering cap has helped protect women...
News Release
8/12/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber
Danville, CA – Bob Pack today wrote Dr. Paul Phinney, head of the California Medical Association, with hard words over Phinney’s refusal to acknowledge his family’s suffering and that of other medical negligence victims in his public response to Pack’s ballot measure, “The Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act....