Consumer Watchdog: Drug Test Doctors

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Should California's doctors be drug tested? "Yes," say Consumer Watchdog."

The non-profit group is calling for mandatory drug testing for physicians in California.

The push comes in response to news reports about doctors who over-prescribe painkillers like Vicodin.

A recent series in the LA Times identified a number of doctors whose patients died from overdoses of prescription painkillers.

Consumer Watchdog says California should randomly drug test all doctors who prescribe narcotics.

The group says patients shouldn't have to fear being treated by drug-addicted physicians; but some doctors are already lining up to fight the idea — saying it's invasive and insulting.

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