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Ballot measure not the right prescription for substance abuse by doctors
Sacramento Bee

Larry was a doctor trainee at a hospital where I taught in Burbank. I recommended that he not pass, due to very poor preparation and work habits. But he did, and set up practice nearby.

He had trouble with general practice, and drifted into addiction medicine over time. He moved outside the immediate area, but word was that he was one of the local “go-to” guys for getting prescription narcotics, and people who encountered him thought he might be high.