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Controversy surrounds effort to help addicted doctors
California Watch

Five years ago, a state program to help doctors struggling with addiction was shut down after repeated audits found it failed to hold addicts accountable and fell short in protecting the public. While there is widespread support for current legislation that would replace the program, the process has been contentious. Consumer advocates and the Medical Board of California are insisting that the new program not be run by leaders of the former version.

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