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Medical Board Moves Toward New Substance Abuse Program. Get It Right, Please

At one time, the California Medical Board had a "diversion program" that allowed physicians caught abusing drugs  and alcohol to choose a secret rehab program to avoid discipline. And the same addicted doctors used this program. Over and over again. All it did was protect bad doctors and harm their patients, which is why it was thankfully abolished nearly eight years ago. 

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)

Big Oil’s Hysterical Attempt to Smear Air Resources Board

Protected by the Government, Utilities and Insurance Companies Reap Profits

Civic engagement is easy if your sources of revenue and profit are protected by the government.
 

How An Exide Could Happen

The Los Angeles Timeseditorial this week on the urgency of cleaning up Exide’s swath of contamination asks a legitimate question: Why hasn’t California launched an independent investigation into what went so wrong at the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and other agencies that hazardous waste levels of lead are threatening hundreds of East Los Angeles residents, especially children? 
 

Utilities Drive Governor Brown In The Wrong Direction

Why is everyone fixated on a $34 bathroom scale and Governor Jerry Brown’s move to the newly-renovated governor’s mansion when there are far more dollars at stake in the Governor's handling of the Public Utilities Commission?

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