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Legislator vows action on reckless prescribing of addictive pills
Los Angeles Times

The leader of the California Senate says holes in the state’s oversight of physicians, exposed in recent Los Angeles Times articles about prescription drug deaths, are “extremely troubling” and need to be corrected “as quickly as we can.”

Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said he would put his political muscle behind legislation to give the Medical Board of California more investigators and broader authority to stop reckless prescribing of addictive medications.