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Monday, August 28, 2017

Drug Dealer, M.D. | Anna Lembke | TEDxStanford

Published on May 12, 2017
long ago, Stanford psychiatrist Anna Lembke would refuse to treat
anyone who used opioids, believing that there wasn’t much she could do
until they stopped abusing the addictive painkiller. Since researching
and writing her new book, “Drug Dealer, M.D.,” she has come to a very
different way of thinking and understanding of how doctors themselves
have been acting as drug dealers.

Dr. Lembke received her
undergraduate degree in Humanities from Yale University and her medical
degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed a
residency in Psychiatry, and a fellowship in mood disorders, both at
Stanford, and is currently Chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual
Diagnosis Clinic. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles,
chapters, and commentaries, and is author of the book: Drug Dealer, MD:
How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to
Stop (Johns Hopkins University Press, November 2016).

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was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but
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