Studies show at least one of every 10 doctors abuse drugs or alcohol during their careers. Pilots, bus drivers, and other people in safety-sensitive jobs are drug tested. Why not doctors?
A new patient safety initiative in California – backed by the father of two young children killed by a drug abuser -- requires drug testing of doctors. The doctors and health care professionals below gave money to the groups who have put up $31.5 million to oppose the initiative. What do they have to fear?
Is your doctor on the list? Read more about the Troy and Alana Patient Safety Act here.
The doctors above made political contributions to the following opponents of the Troy and Alana Pack Safety Act: California Medical Association, Cooperative of American Physicians and California Hospitals Association.
Contributions to oppose the ballot measure reported by "Patients and Providers to Protect Access and Contain Health Costs":
California Dental Association - $3,500,000
Norcal Mutual Insurance Company - $5,000,000
Medical Insurance Exchange of California - $2,500,000
The Doctors Company - $5,000,000
Cooperative of American Physicians State PAC - $5,000,000
California Hospitals Committee on Issues - $2,500,000
California Medical Association Physicians' Issues Committee - $5,000,000
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan - $3,000,000
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