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Calif. medical board backs prescription drug reforms
Modern Healthcare

The Medical Board of California is backing measures to combat prescription drug abuse in the wake of a report that found a link between physician-prescribed narcotics and overdose deaths.

The board, meeting in Los Angeles on Friday, voted to support legislation requiring coroners to report prescription drug overdose deaths to the board and to give the panel new power to halt a doctor’s prescribing in some cases, the Los Angeles Times reported.