Medical Students at Risk as Fraudulent Physician Health Programs (PHPs) Cast a Wider Net–Need to Address This Problem at State Level

Disrupted Physician

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An old joke asks “How does a doctor define an alcoholic?”  Answer–“anybody who drinks more than he does.”   How does a physician health program (PHP)  define an alcoholic?  Answer –anybody who walks through the front door. These profiteers and “addiction addicts” want to test the urine, blood, hair and nails of the entire population but their current net has now expanded to medical students.   They want to test them all and let God sort them out but in reality, a zero-tolerance paradigm utilizing non-FDA approved tests of unknown validity would be  ruinous. With recreational and experimental drug use common in young adults a profession that refuses to accept anyone who tests positive for drugs will exclude large numbers of brilliant, talented individuals and dismissing highly talented people in medicine for what might be a one-off recreational non problematic drug experience would retard its advance.

Screen Shot 2017-04-14 at 10.11.53 PMThe use of these non-FDA approved tests…

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2 thoughts on “Medical Students at Risk as Fraudulent Physician Health Programs (PHPs) Cast a Wider Net–Need to Address This Problem at State Level

  1. Forced counseling does not work . Especially when they cant tell you what the counseling is for and when their (the boards ) “expert ” has you listed as a victim !

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