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Prescription Drug Use and Self-Prescription Among Resident Physicians

Jason D. Christie, Ilene M. Rosen, Lisa M. Bellini, Thomas V. Inglesby, Jane Lindsay, Alys Alper, David A. Asch
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July 22, 1998
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JAMA 1998;280(14):1253-1255

American Medical Association
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Unlike the rest of the population, when physicians become ill, they can prescribe medicines for themselves. Medical knowledge and access to prescription medications increase the potential for self-treatment. Although many warn of the loss of objectivity that can accompany self-prescription, previous studies suggest that self-prescription is common among practicing physicians.



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