Physicians often are called upon to write letters of references for colleagues and/or services for those who seek appointments credentialing standards. There is generally no duty to write a letter of reference, unless the writer has a confidential relationship with the other party to the communication. However, when such letters are undertaken, they are expected to be honest, fair and substantive, serving to protect patients from injury due to substandard medical care.
PDI MEDICAL'S COMMENTARY ON THIS STORY: The author’s conclude, that although brain changes appear evident, changes in human functionality was not noticed is this study at that time. Further study & research is needed to understand the affect on human functionality.
According to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers from Harvard and Northwestern studied the brains of 18- to 25-year-olds, half of whom smoked pot recreationally and half of whom didn't. What they found was rather shocking: Even those who only smoked few times a week had significant brain abnormalities in the areas that control emotion and motivation.
EXCERPT Gupta: ‘I am doubling down’ on medical marijuana – CNN.com March 6, 2014_CNN — It’s been eight months since I last wrote about medical marijuana, apologizing for having not dug deeply into the beneficial effects of this plant and for writing articles dismissing its potential. I apologized for my own role in previously misleading […]
August 8, 2013 (CNN) -- Over the last year, I have been working on a new documentary called "Weed." ... I traveled around the world to interview medical leaders, experts, growers and patients. I spoke candidly to them, asking tough questions. What I found was stunning.