Proposed Ballot Measure Could Subject Doctors To Random Drug, Alcohol Testing

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — A proposed state ballot measure would require doctors to be randomly subjected to drug and alcohol testing.

The so-called “Pee in the Cup” initiative was being pushed by Bob Pack, a technology mogul and former executive at AOL and NetZero.

Pack’s campaign, already armed with $2 million in funding, will be launched this summer. He is touting a new poll showing 85 percent of California voters would support random testing of physicians.

The initiative might also seek to lift the cap on damages in medical malpractice cases.

The goal was to get the measure on the November 2014 ballot.

A spokesperson for the California Medical Association calls the effort by Pack a “publicity stunt.”

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