California bills zero in on risky pain pill prescribers

A California state law will make it easier to find docs who are suspected of over prescribing addictive drugs. The bill is in response to the outcry over the list compiled by Purdue, makers of OxyContin, of such docs. Purdue has refused to release the list to authorities. Published 9/19/2013 via FiercePharma,

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