Author: Robert Duprey MD

Kratom: The Down and Dirty

First came Spice1, then Bathsalts,2then Krokodil,3and now Kratom.4  All considered designer drugs by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) and all with significant risk factors that today’s physicians need to be aware. Emergency room...

Straw Man: The Dishonesty Needs to Stop

A straw man argument is defined as “an intentionally misrepresented proposition that is set up because it is easier to defeat than an opponent’s real argument.”As such, the dishonesty under the guise of promoting a...

Where’s the Beef (Part 1): A critique one study at a time on nurse practitioner full practice authority model vs. physician supervision/collaboration model

So I’ve seen several trends in the non-scientific literature (news articles, blogs, social media etc) on the topic of nurse practitioner (NP)/physician assistant (PA) full practice authority (FPA) versus physician collaboration and/or supervision. I...

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