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Fact or fiction: the truth behind the doctors company claims regarding licit and illicit opioids

Authors Dragic LL, Fudin J, Schatman ME

Received 26 April 2018

Accepted for publication 22 May 2018

Published 11 October 2018 Volume 2018:11 Pages 2295—2299


Checked for plagiarism Yes

Editor who approved publication: Dr Katherine Hanlon

Lisa Lynn Dragic,1 Jeffrey Fudin,2–5 Michael E Schatman6,7

1Department of Pharmacy, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, Little Rock, AR, USA; 2Department of Pharmacy, Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany, NY, USA; 3Remitigate, LLC, Delmar, NY, USA; 4Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany, NY, USA; 5Western New England University College of Pharmacy, Springfield, MA, USA; 6Research and Network Development, Boston Pain Care, Waltham, MA, USA; 7Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
Over 35 years ago, California was in the midst of a medical malpractice insurance crisis. Malpractice lawsuits and jury awards hit an all-time high, causing insurance companies to raise their rates by more than 300%.1 This crisis brought leading physicians together, which led to the passage of Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA).1 The physicians recognized the need to continue to advocate and protect physicians, and thus, The Doctors Company was formed.1


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