Conrad Murray Trial Live, Medical Ethics Questions Raised
An attorney who is also a doctor is questioning Dr. Conrad Murray’s ethics. IUPUI’s David Orentlicher says the case raises the larger issue of doctors who over-prescribe addictive drugs to patients.
Orentlicher teaches health care and constitutional law. He says it’s difficult for patients who become addicted to pain-relieving drugs to monitor themselves.
He also says that doctors like Murray, who work independently for clients and get paid a lot of money, can often become more susceptible to mis-prescribe drugs. Basically, the doctor-patient relationship can easily become a conflict of interest.