Additional coverage: Prescription drug deaths

The Times series "Dying for Relief" is examining the epidemic of prescription drug deaths.
Previous coverage related to the issue appears below.
Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times

The prescription drug toll

November 15, 2012


The prescription drug toll

Proposed state legislation would require more detailed reporting on doctors and fatalities.

Tighter oversight of prescription drug deaths sought

10:44 PM EST, November 12, 2012

Tighter oversight of prescription drug deaths sought

In response to a Times report, state Sen. Curren D. Price Jr. (D-Los Angeles) wants coroners to report all such deaths to the state medical board.

8:26 PM EDT, May 4, 2011

Column: Curing the state's medical regulation system

Woefully understaffed and regularly robbed of budget funds, the Medical Board of California needs to go public about the decimation of its enforcement capabilities.

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