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What's wrong with creating a secret system for physicians to undergo addiction treatment without any impact on their licenses?

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What do patients and their families need to know before telling their stories to the media?

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What's an 87-year-old doctor to do when he's banned from performing surgery but still allowed to practice medicine? Prescribe medical marijuana in a dubious clinic.

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An aging doctor has been ordered to pay part of a $6.2 million judgment for negligence in performing two abortions. Why is he still practicing?

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Aging doctors may not know when they're too old to practice safely. In the name of patient safety, should we be monitoring doctors as they get older?

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When is a doctor too old to practice safely? That depends, says Dr. William Norcross, who founded a national doctors' remedial education center and now advocates for regular testing of aging doctors for cognitive problems like dementia.

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Why did the California Medical Board take so long after Michael Jackson's death to revoke Conrad Murray's medical license? The board's spokesman explains.

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The Medical Board of California finally has filed a petition to revoke Dr. Conrad Murray’s medical license, nearly three years after Michael Jackson died after taking anesthesia drugs Murray gave him. So what took so long?

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The fallout of medical debt, good news for Gulf oil spill victims, a murder charge for a doctor and more from our Daily Briefing.

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What you can learn from the Minneapolis Star Tribune's great investigation into how Minnesota's medical board failures to sanction doctors even for the most egregious kinds of malpractice.

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