Alcohol and Drug Tests–Who Needs Them?

All we hear about are our athletes being tested positive for banned substances. Doping. Juicing. Call it what you will. These guys (and girls) often take banned pharmaceuticals to enhance their performance. Not legal. Not right. Unfair. They should rightly be banned from competing.

Also, we hear about drivers being arrested daily for driving under the influence. They should lose their licenses or at the very least, be put into a rehab program.

What we NEED are regular drug and alcohol tests on our physicians. Showing up for surgery under the influence is no uncommon, and many times, nobody does anything about it. Random tests would help, and I’d vote for it.