Intended for healthcare professionals


Concerns mount over misuse of anaesthetic propofol among US health professionals

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 08 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3673

Addiction in Physicians and Nurses

Physicians and nurses are prone to addiction, because they both have knowledge of and access to addictive drugs, and therefore a false sense of security with these drugs. Unfortunately, they forget that addictive drugs are a deadly paradox: the more you know them, the more they fool you; the more you use them, the more they control you; and the more you enjoy them, the more they hurt you. It is wise for physicians and nurses to be proactively on guard against becoming addicted to addictive drugs.

Competing interests:
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Competing interests: No competing interests

18 September 2009
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO USA 65641