California Medical Association

Doctors on Probation Don't Have to Tell Their Patients

If your doctor had fondled a female patient, should they have to tell you when you have an appointment? What about if they had a substance abuse problem? What about if they had been caught chasing a person down the street with a hatchet? Who wouldn't want to be clearly informed of these major violations (aside from the California Medical Association)

Doctors Undermine Major Drug Reform For Foster Kids

When the California Senate passed a package of bills in June to curtail the overprescribing of psychotropic medication to foster youth, lawmakers heralded it as an unprecedented attempt to protect the most vulnerable children in California. But the momentum has slowed. 

Where's Jerry? Ralph Nader Wants to Know

Annette Ramirez is a fighter. She’s had to be, ever since a doctor’s error during surgery cost her two years of her life and all four of her limbs.

Yet, when she went to hold the negligent health care providers responsible, she learned that a 40-year-old law says her lifetime of pain and suffering, the loss of two years of her kids’ lives, and everything she will never do again is worth no more than $250,000 in court.

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