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Testing Madness: Shifting From a Punitive Approach to a Therapeutic One
Kayhan Parsi

We live in a paradoxical world. Marijuana use is increasingly becoming more normalized whereas tobacco use is increasingly stigmatized. In the first half of the 20th century, physicians reflected general social norms by smoking cigarettes at a high level (Gardner and Brandt 2006). Such behavior has drastically changed over the last several decades. According to Gallup survey data from 2012, only 4...

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Shared Vulnerabilities in Research
Eric Chwang

The U.S. Code of Federal Regulations governing federally funded research on human subjects assumes that harmful research is sometimes morally justifiable because the beneficiaries of that research share a particular vulnerability with its subjects. In this article, I argue against this assumption, which occurs in every subpart of the Code of Federal Regulations that deals with specific vulnerable ...

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Alcohol and Drug Testing of Health Professionals Following Preventable Adverse Events: A Bad Idea
John Banja

Various kinds of alcohol and drug testing, such as preemployment, routine, and for-cause testing, are commonly performed by employers. While healthcare organizations usually require preemployment drug testing, they vary on whether personnel will be subjected to further testing. Recently, a call has gone out for postincident testing among physicians who are involved in serious, preventable events, ...

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