Tafari Mbadiwe, MD, JD

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From Needle Exchanges to Supervised Injection: Why Communities Benefit From Supervised Injection Sites

From Needle Exchanges to Supervised Injection: Why Communities Benefit From Supervised Injection Sites

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Like needle exchanges before them, supervised injection sites have been shown to decrease the harms associated with injection drug use.

The Unintended Consequences of Cigarette Taxation

The Unintended Consequences of Cigarette Taxation

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Although cigarette taxes were supposedly implemented to encourage smokers to quit, they can have a disproportionate effect on people of low-income status.

The Pilot, the Physician, and the Whistleblower: When Is it Okay to Sound the Alarm?

The Pilot, the Physician, and the Whistleblower: When Is it Okay to Sound the Alarm?

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Airplane cockpits have a lot in common with operating rooms: both host a small team that's trusted to perform an extraordinarily complex task with the clear understanding that any misstep could spell doom.

The Ethics of Upcoding: Does Illegality Matter?

The Ethics of Upcoding: Does Illegality Matter?

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Upcoding is universally illegal, but that doesn't stop physicians and nurses the world over from labeling a simple infection as septicemia or pretending that a routine office visit involves a comprehensive evaluation.

Bully for Us: Confronting Medicine's Bullying Problem

Bully for Us: Confronting Medicine's Bullying Problem

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The culture of bullying — widespread across the medical field — has been linked to poorer patient outcomes. So why can't physicians stop bullying in its tracks?

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