Doctors Call California’s Probe of Opioid Deaths a ‘Witch Hunt’

January 17, 2019

(Los Angeles Times) – The Medical Board of California has launched investigations into doctors who prescribed opioids to patients who suffered fatal overdoses, in some cases months or even years later. The effort, dubbed “the Death Certificate Project,” has angered physicians in California and beyond, in part because the doctors being investigated did not necessarily write the prescriptions that led to a death. That makes it the most comprehensive project of its kind in the country.

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