"Dr." Phil and addicts

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Pyrrho
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"Dr." Phil and addicts

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https://www.statnews.com/2017/12/28/dr-phil-addiction/
America’s best-known television doctor presents himself as a crusader for recovery who rescues people from their addictions — and even death. But in its pursuit of ratings, the “Dr. Phil” show has put at risk the health of some of those guests it purports to help, according to people who have been on the show and addiction experts. Guests have been left without medical help as they face withdrawal from drugs, a STAT/Boston Globe investigation has found, and one person said she was directed by a show staff member to an open-air drug market to find heroin for her detoxing niece.
More lurid tales at the link.
Rob Lister
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Re: "Dr." Phil and addicts

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The only thing worse than an internet doctor is a TV doctor.

X's withstanding ... somewhat.