We find it a damned shame that more than 6,200 physicians were either jailed or seriously punished for garbage-level misbehavior, in the single year of 2016 alone. Since 1985 – when the National Practitioner Data Bank was created in order to keep track of doctor screw-ups – more than 250,000 physicians have been logged into their secret files. That’s a preposterous fact.
So here’s your challenge for the day: Name ONE other profession that generates more crime? Just . . . one.
And it certainly appears that we Americans can look forward to the promise of even more physician shenanigans this new year, can’t we? To underscore our point, here’s a peek at just a few of the 40 cases we have been made aware of, in just the first 2 weeks of 2017:
Indiana MD Confesses He Took Part in Surgery While Drugged Up http://www.thestarpress.com/story/news/crime/2017/01/10/physician-pleads-guilty-narcotics-case/96392224/
Penn State Physician Guilty in Maniacal Drunk Assault on a Police Officer http://www.centredaily.com/news/local/crime/article125763859.html
Pittsburgh Steeler Doctor Faces Drug-Dealing Trial