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Consumer Watchdog Campaign: 840,000 Signatures To Be Filed Statewide Today To Qualify CA Patient Safety Ballot Measure Targeting Doctor Drug Testing, Overprescribing And Medical Negligence
Norwalk, CA -- Bob and Carmen Pack, whose young children died as a result of physician overprescribing will turn in 840,000 signatures by 3 pm today to qualify a landmark patient safety act for the November ballot. Seven year old Alana and ten year old Troy were...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Ballot Initiative Addresses Study Finding Doctors Are Single Largest Supplier of Prescription Drugs to Chronic Abusers
Santa Monica, CA -- A California ballot initiative that has garnered more than 800,000 signatures from voters addresses a study published this week in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association that finds doctors are the biggest suppliers for chronic...
It's unbelievable. A heart surgeon, who is practicing today, has a history of walking out on patients in the middle of open heart surgeries, according to a hospital administrator who filed a whistleblower lawsuit. The lawsuit follows a state report which...
Consumer Watchdog Calls For Suspension of “Out To Lunch” Heart Surgeon Who Reportedly Left Surgeries Early & Investigation Of Hospital Involved In Cover-Up
Santa Monica, CA -- Following new allegations in Sunday’s Fresno Bee, that a heart surgeon repeatedly left surgeries before closing up patients’ chests, Consumer Watchdog called upon the state’s medical board and attorney general to act against the...
110 million Americans had their personal financial information breached at Target. That 's one out of two adult Americans. I was in Sacramento today to testify in front of a joint California Assembly committee hearing investigating the breach. And yet Target did...
“We were lucky to have a happy ending,” actor Dennis Quaid told a crowd at Consumer Watchdog’s Rage for Justice Awards in 2009. He was talking about the near-fatal overdose that his twins experienced at birth. They were given one thousand times the...
Attorney General, District Attorney and Medical Board Should Take Over Investigation of Hospital Where 13-Year-Old Girl Is On Life Support after Routine Surgery
Santa Monica, CA – After learning that the hospital where a 13-year-old girl is on life support after routine tonsil-removal surgery has refused to release her medical records to the family, Consumer Watchdog today called on the California Attorney General,...
Secret Hospital Lobby Email Reveals Power Grab To Create “Iron-Clad Protection” Against Payment Cuts And Evade Initiatives On Pricing Limits
Santa Monica, CA – In a confidential email to hospital executives across California, the CEO of California’s hospital association Duane Dauner states the hospital lobby is poised to spend $60 million on its recently filed ballot measure for an “iron-...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Following Doctor's Comment That Physician Drug Abuse "Doesn't Matter," Father Who Lost His Children To A Drug Addicted Driver Calls on Lawmakers to Sign Patient Safety Ballot Petition
Sacramento, CA – Bob Pack, whose two young children were killed by a drugged driver, today called on California lawmakers to repudiate shocking remarks that physician impairment due to substance abuse "Doesn't Matter" by signing the petition for his...
Consumer Watchdog Calls On Kaiser CEO To Disclose Substance Abuse & Patient Safety Problems At Health System Following High Profile Denials By Kaiser Doc
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...