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Parents' Pain Leads To Tearful Victory Against Opioid Abuse In CA

Sometimes the power of human truth is enough to overcome the most powerful political forces. That's what happened in California when families who lost loved ones to opioid overprescribing scored a huge victory over a recalcitrant medical and drug lobby. Over the opposition of the California Medical Association, parents prevailed. Their leader is my friend Bob Pack. I talked to Bob Pack shortly after he learned that the Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law legislation requiring that doctors check an existing prescription database before prescribing narcotics to patients for the first time.
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