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Doctor drug testing latest front in medical malpractice measure
Sacramento Bee

When consumer advocates were preparing a fall ballot initiative to raise the sum victims can recover in medical malpractice lawsuits, they considered tacking on an inducement that would resonate with voters across California.

After running eight to 10 ideas past focus groups and through opinion polls, they found strong support for a proposal to make California the first state to require random drug and alcohol testing of doctors. They reason that if pilots must submit to drug screenings, why shouldn’t doctors?