Category Archives: Miscellaneous
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
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
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
Lisa Moses, Monica Malowney and I published this study last Monday. It was covered by the Globe and by WBUR and NPR.
See the story is reported by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue, and you can find it here.
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
ABC news story is here: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/immigrants-cost-healthcare-system-us-born-americans-study/story?id=57128979
See the whole piece here: http://www.wbur.org/commonhealth/2018/08/08/immigrants-health-care-cost
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:
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