Additional coverage: Prescription drug deaths
The Times series "Dying for Relief" is examining the epidemic of prescription drug deaths.
Previous coverage related to the issue appears below.
Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times
Proposed state legislation would require more detailed reporting on doctors and fatalities.
In response to a Times report, state Sen. Curren D. Price Jr. (D-Los Angeles) wants coroners to report all such deaths to the state medical board.