I, for one, do not think that having doctors dispense drugs in their office is a bad practice ("Lawmakers must address prescription drug loophole in workers' comp cases," April 14). Why is it that only the pharmaceuticals and CVS stores can make all of the money on grossly-inflated drug bills? Until state legislators decide to make sweeping changes across the board when it comes to the highly inflated cost, it is not fair going after the doctors.
They claim that millions are being lost. Really? I do not think that is the case, but of course, we all know that statistics lie, and God forbid that the doctors, who are being squeezed to death on all levels, make any money. I think this is a big mistake.
If you want to save millions in workers' compensation insurance, require that all doctors take a course and be certified to perform an impairment rating, which is the real cost driver in workers' compensation claims.
I am not a doctor, nor am I married to one.
Christine G. Caldwell, Marblehead, Mass.-
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