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DENTAL DANGERS: Dentist’s malpractice claims span three decades

Rachel Cook wrote this story for Politico as a 2013 National Health Journalism Fellow. Earlier articles in this series can be found here: DENTAL DANGERS: How the Dental Board of California investigates dentists

The Shadow Practice: A Physician’s Problems Can Often Start at Home

According to Medical Board of California records, a doctor under investigation for other professional infractions, ultimately got in trouble for prescribing his wife with addictive drugs. Still they seemed to give him a partial pass.

Licensed for Life? Nearing 90, Doctor Finally Strikes Out (for Now)

What does it take for a doctor to lose his license to practice permanently? A patient dead from "therapeutic misadventure?" A formal finding of unprofessional conduct? Advanced age? Maybe not.

Everybody Hurts: Paying for Prescription Tracking in Pennies

Possibilities for funding California's now useless prescription drug monitoring program range from charging drug companies a penny or less per prescription or levying a small licensing fee to medical providers and pharmacies.

Medical Board Files More Charges Against Conrad Murray in Michael Jackson Death

With Justin Bieber ticketed for dodging paparazzi and Katie Holmes awarded primary custody, the gossip press can be forgiven for missing the latest in the case of the doctor who overdosed Michael Jackson.

Licensed For Life: 87-Year-Old Doctor Accused Of Marketing Pot To Patients

What's an 87-year-old doctor to do when he's banned from performing surgery but still allowed to practice medicine? Prescribe medical marijuana in a dubious clinic.

Q&A with Dr. William Norcross, Part 2: Aging Physicians May Not Know They Are Impaired

Aging doctors may not know when they're too old to practice safely. In the name of patient safety, should we be monitoring doctors as they get older?

Q&A with Dr. William Norcross: Stopping Aging Doctors Before They Harm

When is a doctor too old to practice safely? That depends, says Dr. William Norcross, who founded a national doctors' remedial education center and now advocates for regular testing of aging doctors for cognitive problems like dementia.

Medical Board Explains 3-Year Delay in Revoking Conrad Murray License After Michael Jackson Death

Why did the California Medical Board take so long after Michael Jackson's death to revoke Conrad Murray's medical license? The board's spokesman explains.

Calif. Medical Board Finally Moves to Revoke Conrad Murray's License After Michael Jackson Death

The Medical Board of California finally has filed a petition to revoke Dr. Conrad Murray’s medical license, nearly three years after Michael Jackson died after taking anesthesia drugs Murray gave him. So what took so long?

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