MATT WOOLBRIGHTThe Associated Press

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March 7, 2013
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Measure would create liability for addictive drugs

A bill that would allow patients addicted to prescription drugs to sue the doctors who prescribed the medication — and the drug’s makers — was met with stiff opposition Wednesday in a Nevada legislative hearing.Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, said doctors aware of the risks associated with addiction from prescription drugs should be responsible if those adverse effects are realized.“They know the person can get addicted to the drug so they should pay for the process of them getting off it,” said Segerblom, the sponsor of SB75.People who packed hearing rooms in Carson City and Las Vegas were overwhelmingly opposed …

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