State Senators Urge Purdue Pharma To Release Names of Calif. Physicians Who Might Recklessly Rx OxyContin
State Sens. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) and Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) are calling on Purdue Pharma to release the names of the California physicians included in its database of more than 1,800 doctors who exhibit signs of potentially problematic prescribing of OxyContin. Purdue has referred only 154 cases to authorities or medical regulators since it began collecting such data in 2002.
- "State Senators Urge Maker of OxyContin To Turn Over Names of Physicians" (Glover/Girion, Los Angeles Times, 8/12).