Why Does Dr. Paul Phinney Oppose Doctor Drug Testing? He Won’t Say

Published on

Patients Beware

Dr. Paul Phinney:

  • Opposes mandaory drug testing for physicians.
  • Opposes mandatory use of the CURES prescription drug database before narcotics are prescribed
  • Opposes mandatory disclosure of medical negligence by physicians
  • Opposes adjusting for inflation the 38 year-old cap on compensation for victims injured by medical negligence

What does Dr. Paul Phinney have to fear from patient safety reforms?

As the leader of the California Medical Association, Dr. Phinney has ridiculed patient safety reforms and refused to have conversations with those proposing them. Bob Pack, who lost his two children to a drug addicted and doctor shopping driver, has filed a ballot initiative to address the drug overdose and physician accountability issues at the heart of his family’s tragedy. Pack has twice written Dr. Phinney and asked him to explain his comments ridiculing the measure and its backers as "window dressing" and "self-serving" but Phinney has refused to answer.

Read Pack's letters to Dr. Phinney here and here. Learn more about the Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act, which is proposed for the November 2014 ballot, here.

Consumer Watchdog
Consumer Watchdoghttps://consumerwatchdog.org
Providing an effective voice for American consumers in an era when special interests dominate public discourse, government and politics. Non-partisan.

Latest Videos

Latest Releases

In The News

Latest Report

Support Consumer Watchdog

Subscribe to our newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, press releases and special reports.

More Releases