Author Archives: jwboyd

Important New Paper–Systematic Abuse and Misuse of Psychiatry in Physicians’ Heath Programs Discussed in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

Physicians Heath Programs (PHPs) are part of the medical regulatory-therapeutic complex intended to protect the public from impaired physicians. Initially, they were supposed to provide a benevolent means to treat physicians with substance use disorders and return them to the … Continue reading

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Yet Again . . .

Another mass murder in the only country where this is a routine occurrence.  Why does it continue to happen?  It is not because the US has more mentally ill individuals than other countries.  It is because we have more guns.  … Continue reading

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Doctors Who Use Weed Off-Duty Are Getting Their Licenses Suspended Even in states where cannabis is legal

Awesome piece at Vice news by Ankita Rao here. It is appalling that any entity would refer a physician to a state physician health program for an evaluation–that can cost $6000, and that’s before physicians are told to stay for 30 … Continue reading

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Survey Finds Widespread ‘Moral Distress’ Among Veterinarians

Lisa Moses, Monica Malowney and I published this study last Monday.  It was covered by the Globe and by WBUR and NPR.

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Doctor Loses Medical License For Legally Treating Her Menstrual Cramps With Cannabis

See the story is reported by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue, and you can find it here.

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How broad are state physician health program descriptions of physician impairment?

My latest piece with co-author and Georgetown law student Nick Lawson is here. All credit for this piece is due to Nick who conceived of the idea and ran with it.  Physician health programs (PHPs) are unknown to most physicians … Continue reading

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Immigrants cost the health care system less than US-born Americans: Study

ABC news story is here:  https://abcnews.go.com/Health/immigrants-cost-healthcare-system-us-born-americans-study/story?id=57128979

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Are Immigrants Health Care ‘Moochers’? On The Contrary, Boston Researchers Say

See the whole piece here: http://www.wbur.org/commonhealth/2018/08/08/immigrants-health-care-cost

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Forcing Psych Meds on Detained Children Perpetuates Distrust About Mental Health Care

The unethical treatment not only affects these kids, but it could have lasting impacts on people of color seeking mental health treatment. See the whole article here:

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Don’t Trust Data and Statistics about PHP Success Rates

Nicholas Lawson, fellow physician and incoming Georgetown Law student, and I penned this letter in General Hospital Psychiatry Lawson Boyd Letter Gen Hosp Psych on PHPs which makes clear the myriad reasons why the success and satisfaction rates that Physician Health … Continue reading

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