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Drug Abuse Among Doctors: Easy, Tempting, and Not Uncommon

Published: February 5th, 2014

Category: News

UF researcher Lisa Merlo, PhD says, medical schools fail to educate medical students about the disease of addiction. Most medical schools include only a lecture or two on
addiction, she says. By contrast, the University of Florida requires all third-year students to complete a 2-week rotation in addiction medicine. “Every physician in the United States has to deliver a baby to graduate, but how many of them are ever going to deliver babies in practice?” she asks. “But every doctor is going to see addicted patients.”

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