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CURES Drug Database Bill Passes Out Of CA Senate

Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court talks with Norman Goldman on his radio show about the news that the California State Senate approved legislation SB 482 to require doctors to check a state prescription database before prescribing the most addictive medications to help prevent prescription drug addiction and thousands of overdose deaths.

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CURES Prescription Drug Database Bill Moves Forward In California Legislature

Norman Goldman talks with Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court on the Norman Goldman radio show about the progress of a bill requiring doctors to check a state prescription database before prescribing the most addictive medications – like OxyContin and other opioids – to help prevent prescription drug addiction and thousands of overdose deaths.

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Big Court Victory Will Upend Secrecy in CA Legislature, Open Records to Public

A landmark court decision was announced last night that will upend secrecy in the state Legislature. In response to a lawsuit by Bay Area and Los Angeles News Groups, which had sought records from the Legislature surrounding indicted Senators Leland Yee and Ron Calderon, a judge has ruled that the legislature must turn over calendars, meeting schedules, expense and reimbursement records as public records.

Committee Passes Bill that Requires Physicians Check Prescription Drug Database Before Prescribing Powerful, Addictive Medications

A key California legislative committee passed a bill today that requires prescribers to check a state database before prescribing the most addictive medications – like OxyContin and other opioids – to help prevent prescription drug addiction and thousands of overdose deaths.

Lawmakers Can Protect Privacy And Collect Taxes

Proposals under consideration in San Francisco and in the California Senate aimed at regulating home sharing platforms like Airbnb should be amended to ensure privacy and allow occupancy taxes to be collected.

Chamber of Commerce Doing Bidding of Big Oil on Climate Change Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce's usual and powerful response to meaningful climate change legislation is to call it a "job killer."
 
In 2006, the Legislature passed groundbreaking AB 32, which aimed to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases that cause global warming to 1990s levels by 2020. The Chamber said that it would be a job killer and push businesses out of the state. It lost that battle, and nearly ten years later, the predictions proved false.
 

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