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719: Trust Me I’m a Doctor

719: Trust Me I’m a Doctor

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A doctor who breaks the law might go to jail like anybody else. But who decides if that doctor gets to keep their medical license? On today’s show, the not-often-talked-about realm of licensing boards, and the disturbing decisions they sometimes make. 
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MJ

so many bad doctors out there, now I know why

Nov 18th
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Dylan Lundgren

Thanks for sharing this information. I work in the addiction field in Mass. and have seen some of the same negligent situations (of Doctors) you're referring to - and the equally negligent lack of oversight (by medical boards). If this is something that would be of interest for future episodes, keep me in mind. I have plenty of experience, and information, along these lines.

Oct 15th
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Alanna Geare

it's absurd to go through this entire episode without mentioning how much time black men and women spend in prison for far less harmful drug infractions than this doctor is guilty of. there is clear class bias and I can only assume racial bias going on here and it's very milque toast liberal of you to not even mention it 👎👎👎

Oct 6th
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Chris Klumper

Very sad how many lives are being ruined thanks to "this American drug policy". If responsible drug users could pay their hard earned money at a controlled location similar to how liquor stores operate, maybe doctors could focus more on healing instead of doling out what they're asked to dole out.

Oct 5th
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719: Trust Me I’m a Doctor

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