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American Agenda (Drugs: Doctors) #127451

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 19, 1990
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: George Strait) Drug use by health care professionals examined; details given of research on drug and alcohol use by doctors; scenes shown from drug treatment residential facility. [Junkie and physician "RON" - talks about his addiction.] [Dentist and crack user "LAUREN" - talks about his case.] Group therapy session shown. ["RON" - talks about addiction and the medical profession.] [Center director Dr. Douglas TALBOTT - explains why doctors use drugs.] [Anesthesiologist Dr. Ray CRUPP - talks about medicating.] ["RON" - talks about telling his patients he is a recovering addict.] Announcement from Johns Hopkins Medical School that it will periodically test its doctors for drug use noted.

Reporter(s):
Sawyer, Diane;
Strait, George
Duration:
00:04:40

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