Vote "Yes" on Proposition 46!
On Nov. 4, we all have an opportunity to make California safer for everyone by voting “Yes” on Proposition 46. In this post we share facts and other information you might find helpful. If you have questions or comments, feel free to contact us. Thank you!
Here are the facts that most consumers are unaware of before it’s too late…
100,000 on Drugs: More than 100,000 doctors and other health care workers throughout the nation are abusing or dependent on prescription drugs, including as many as 2,500 here in California
118% Increase: Deaths from prescription drug overdoses have risen steadily in the U.S. since 1992, jumping 118 percent from 1999 to 2011 alone. The tally in Southern California was 3,733 from 2006 to 2011, nearly half from prescriptions the victim obtained from a doctor
440,000 Deaths: Preventable medical errors kill between 210,000 and 440,000 people every year, making them the nation’s third leading cause of death after only cancer and heart disease
Is Your Doctor Stoned?
TODAY Investigation- NBC TODAY uncovers the serious harm done by some of the nation’s 100,000 health care workers addicted to drugs or alcohol. Dr. Stephen Loyd also tells his story of taking nearly 100 painkillers a day while seeing patients
Father Leads Charge for Passage of Prop 46
Bob Pack is hoping the provisions of Prop 46 will help prevent overprescribing the kind of dangerous pain killers that a woman was taking when she ran off the road and killed his two children, Troy and Alana.
Mother Wants Justice for Only Daughter
Several doctors failed to treat 6-month-old Mia Chavez for whooping cough, despite the fact that Los Angeles County was in the midst of an outbreak. Her mother hopes changes in the law will improve patient safety.
Doctor says, “We should be drug tested.”
“I worked impaired every day,” said Dr. Stephen Loyd. “Looking back, it scares me to death. But my patients never knew.”