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Bill about doctors’ substance abuse would compromise patient safety
Los Angeles Times

IIf anyone should know how to steer clear of cures that are worse than the disease, it’s doctors.

That’s why it seems so odd — on the surface — that the California Medical Assn. would sponsor a bill to re-create a drug- and alcohol-treatment program for physicians that has failed miserably in the past. It’s when you look under the surface that you recognize the CMA’s real motive is to stave off a November ballot initiative that would be even tougher on doctors than the measure it’s sponsoring.