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More Physicians Suspended From California’s Workers’ Comp System

In January 2018, the California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) suspended 18 medical providers. These providers, many of whom are physicians, can no longer work in the state’s workers’ compensation system due to the loss of their medical license, criminal … Continue reading

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A Physician’s Guide to Navigating Medical Marijuana Registration

This piece originally appeared in the February 2018 issue of the Allegheny County Medical Society Bulletin. Richard L. Holzworth writes: In April 2016, Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law Pennsylvania’s compassionate medical cannabis legislation (Act 16), effectively legalizing medical marijuana … Continue reading

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Physicians Cave-in to Surrogate Demands for Potentially Inappropriate Treatment to Protect their Jobs

I have identified many reasons why clinicians cave-in to surrogate demands for potentially inappropriate treatment. But a new article in J Pain & Symptom Management identifies yet another factor: job protection. "The study showed that 20% of physicians felt their job … Continue reading

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Most Physicians Do Not Know their Surrogate Decision Law

Amber Comer and colleagues found some not surprising, but still alarming, data on "Physician Understanding and Application of Surrogate Decision-Making Laws in Clinical Practice" in AJOB Empirical Bioethics. On the one hand, it seems dangerous to have "cowboy" physicians doing … Continue reading

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