Author Archives: jwboyd
Radio interview in Great Britain about torture with discussant Professor Jeffrey Addicott and myself. https://sputniknews.com/radio_level_talk/201702101050539412-is-torture-effective-can-it-be-justified/ Torture only serves to bring us down to the level of our worst, immoral enemies. It also goes against every international code of ethical conduct and … Continue reading
Colleagues and I have written a letter in support of access to health care and human rights more generally. Please feel free to sign the letter and, as importantly, forward the letter to all of your colleagues.
We need to legalize marijuana and begin regulating and taxing it. Here is a piece covering a press conference yesterday morning on the step of the State House in Boston in support of legalizing marijuana. Marijuana is far from safe–whether someone … Continue reading
Here is a newly published piece for the Conversation about physician health programs and the ways in which physicians who are suspected of having substance use disorders are treated.
See the op-ed here that Sunny Patel and I wrote in the Springfield (MA) newspaper in support of legalization of cannabis.
The letter can be found here . The fact that the US engaged in torture–by any international definition of torture– during our “war on terror” will go down as one of our most egregious ethical lapses. Even calling it a “lapse” … Continue reading
Co-author Alice LoCicero, PhD, and I wrote a piece in Psychology Today decrying CVE. We start by asking whether or not CVE is the new Cointel-Pro. And just what is Cointel-Pro? “Cointel-Pro (short for Counterintelligence Program) was launched “…in 1956 to … Continue reading
A piece in US News and World report about mental illness and violence: http://health.usnews.com/health-care/articles/2016-07-13/can-trauma-trigger-violent-crime-in-mentally-ill
The British Medical Journal (BMJ) recently printed a piece highlighting many of the problems with state Physician Health Programs (PHPs) that I have been writing about for several years. You can find the BMJ piece here: http://bit.ly/29dtSFC I am so … Continue reading
I had a letter published in the Globe today: Re “How to provide Medicare for all” (Opinion, May 18): As Dr. Marcia Angell notes, the insurance industry profits by refusing to pay for needed care or else simply denying claims. … Continue reading