State legislators are gunning for the California Medical Board with a proposed new law that would give the Board's power to investigate doctor misconduct to the Attorney General. The unpaid Board is accused of failing to act against doctors who prescribed medicines that caused patients to die. Board members and their defenders say it's overworked and underfunded. Also, campaign spending limits imposed by Los Angeles City voters are overpowered by so-called “independent” political action committees.
On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the deadly collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh has increased political unrest in that country, and brand-name western clothing makers are accused of shirking responsibility. What about consumers who demand low prices? Could Bangladesh go the way of other Asian countries that enforce laws on wages and working conditions?
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