If you have not read the in-depth report by Scott Glove and Lisa Girion regarding the prescription drug related death in Southern California, it is well worthwhile.

Adults aren’t the only ones dying from prescription abuse. Teens are dying too.

The investigation attributed a number of deaths related to prescription drug abuse, and a eye-raising portion of those deaths were connected to just a handful of doctors.

Today, an Editorial in the Times focuses on a plan on Sen. Curren Price (D-Los Angeles) that would require the coroner to not only list all prescription drugs found during an autopsy in drug related deaths, but report the doctors’ names.

This would allow the state to focus on doctors who lose multiple patients to prescription related deaths.

You can read that editorial HERE.

 

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