News of the Day ... in Perspective1/23/2003
AAPS files motion in Limbaugh case
Together with the Florida Pain Initiative and the National Foundation for the Treatment of Pain, AAPS filed a motion for leave to file an amicus curiae brief on behalf of talk-show host Rush Limbaugh before the 4th District Court of Appeal in Florida. See Palm Beach Post, Jan. 21, 2004, www.palmbeachpost.com .
Limbaugh is being investigated for the crime known as “doctor shopping.” AAPS Executive Director Jane Orient, M.D., said this amounted to obtaining a second opinion, unbiased by knowledge of the first doctor’s opinion (Insight on the News).
The statute reads: