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BMJ highlights problems in physician health programs

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

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A Call for National Standards and Oversight of State Physician Health Program

My paper of the same title was just published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine.  The title sums up the essence of the paper, namely that since other healthcare entities (such as hospitals and residency training programs) are subject to … Continue reading

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Deciding Whether To Refer a Colleague to a Physician Health Program

I have a new piece out in the AMA Journal of Ethics about physician health programs.  You can find it here.

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My piece in Newsweek about the APA, Harsh Interrogations, and Close Ties with the Dept of Defense and the CIA

See the full article here.

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Letter in the Boston Globe about the American Psychological Association’s collaboration and collusion with the Dept of Defense and the CIA regarding torture

Click here to see my letter to the Globe.  Some psychologists fought mightily for years to change the course of the AMA on torture. Some of these individuals were horribly maligned by the APA in the process. Hats off to … Continue reading

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CDC Receives Millions from Big Pharma: Does it Affect their Recommendations and Endorsements?

The British Medical Journal recently published a report, which you can find here, details the extent to which the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has been accepting significant amounts of money from the pharmaceutical industry (among others) and highlights some … Continue reading

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Psychologists and Torture

A day after I wrote this piece for theconversation.com about psychologists and torture, the New York Times highlighted a newly issued report that details the extent to which senior level members of the American Psychological Association (APA) conspired with the … Continue reading

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Help for Physicians who have Substance Use Disorders

Most states have physician health programs (PHPs), and physicians who are referred to them are generally bound to do whatever the PHP tells them in order to continue practicing medicine.   Thus, PHPs wield a lot of power.  The problem … Continue reading

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Do You Know Anyone Who Refuses Medicare?

Instead of the dramatically confusing largely private insurance options offered by Obamacare, why not streamline things and offer Medicare-for all?  I don’t know a single individual who refuses to utilize his or her Medicare benefits, no matter his or her … Continue reading

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New Movie about Doctors’ Participation in Torture in the “War on Terror”

The movie is called Doctors of the Dark Side.  You can see a trailer for the movie here.  The website also has a study guide which provides invaluable information as well as resources for further information on this whole topic.

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