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Scared for All the Wrong Reasons: Opponents Lobbying Hard Against CA Prescription Database Proposition

Scared for All the Wrong Reasons: Opponents Lobbying Hard Against CA Prescription Database Proposition
Opponents of California's Proposition 46, a law requiring doctors to enter prescriptions into a centralized database, have come up with a doozy of a smear ad.
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Should Doctors Have To Pee In A Cup, Too?

Should Doctors Have To Pee In A Cup, Too?
A case could be made for doctors to take the same mandatory drug tests that athletes and police do. Nearly two in 10 doctors have substance abuse issues, near twice as high as the population at large.
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Malpractice Insurers Gouging Doctors, Undermining Intent of Damage Cap Law

Malpractice Insurers Gouging Doctors, Undermining Intent of Damage Cap Law
MICRA does nothing to decrease costs, but makes a mint for malpractice insurers
by Brian Leubitz
Over the weekend, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones exposed some of the mistruths that the insurance lobby has been using to fight to save their cash cow, MICRA.
Here's the thing that nobody really talks about, and that is that those caps have not prevented excessive medical malpractice insurance rates. I know this because one of the first things I did as insurance commissioner was look at the medical malpractice insurance rates, and I discovered that the me
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