Public Health and Social Jusitce

Drug Testing and Privacy Issues


physician_drug_testing.jpgArticles and slide show covering physician drug testing and privacy issues.

Slide Show:

*Drug Testing and Privacy – Scientific, Legal, Ethical, and Policy Issues
Slide show covering scientific, legal, ethical, and policy issues relevant to drug testing (including physician drug testing), genetic testing, and privacy

*You are Being Watched – Privacy, Public Health, and Society
Slide show on the history of privacy in the US, privacy in the exam room, health care data and privacy, corporate espionage, drug testing, privacy at work, erosions of privacy, famous whistleblowers, and privacy protection


drug testing and identification of physician impairment
Unpublished letter to JAMA re article on identification of physician impairment. Further comments available at

physician drug testing – Ann Int Med lte.doc
Letter regarding physician drug testing

*Physician drug testing – J Clin Ethics (abstract) – For full text, see, go to archives, 2005, Volume 16, Number 1, Spring 2005, final article in this issue
Article covering scientific, legal, ethical, and policy issues relevant to physician drug testing

Spooky business: corporate espionage against nonprofit organizations (Gary Ruskin, Essential Information, 2013):

External Links (Under Construction):

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