Take Two for March 12, 2013

Medical Board of California accused of failing to police doctors

OxyContin Abuse On the Rise

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The prescription medicine OxyContin is displayed August 21, 2001 at a Walgreens drugstore in Brookline, MA

State lawmakers are taking a close look at the Medical Board of California, and whether it’s doing enough to police doctors who freely prescribe painkillers.

A recent L.A. Times investigation found the medical board took so long to investigate doctors suspected of prescription abuse that 30 of their patients died while the probe was underway.

L.A. Times reporter Scott Glover joins the show with more.


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