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Coalition working on ballot measure to limit prescription drug abuse
Los Angeles Times

Fearing lawmakers may fail to pass a package of medical reform bills, a coalition of consumer groups and trial lawyers is mounting a campaign to put before voters an even more ambitious slate of initiatives aimed at curbing prescription drug abuse and holding doctors more accountable for misconduct. About two dozen state and national advocacy groups — including the Consumer Attorneys of California, California Nurses Assn., the Center for Public Interest Law, and Public Citizen — have been organizing privately since December and plan to unveil the campaign at the state Capitol on Thursday.