Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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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New York Times letter about Jeff Sessions and Asylum–What Sessions Did 2 Days Ago is Beyond Abhorent

Here it is: To the Editor: Re “Sessions Shrinks Paths to Asylum” (front page, June 12): The ruling that Attorney General Jeff Sessions handed down saying that fleeing domestic or gang violence isn’t reason enough to qualify someone to receive … Continue reading

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Vote!

This November you must vote–even if or especially if you think it doesn’t matter.  IT MATTERS.  Even a slim majority of Dems in the House will inject SO much accountability into the federal government right now.  Jeff Sessions’ most recent … Continue reading

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