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Considering the addict’s perspective on news coverage of USC med school dean Carmen Puliafito




Carmen A. Puliafito, M.D., M.B.A. arrives at Changing Lives And Creating Cures Gala at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Beverly Hills.
Carmen A. Puliafito, M.D., M.B.A. arrives at Changing Lives And Creating Cures Gala at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Beverly Hills.
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In its continuing coverage of USC’s former medical school dean Dr. Carmen Puliafito, the Los Angeles Times recently published a story about the death of his then-girlfriend’s baby.

There has been some criticism of the Times’ original and extended coverage of Puliafito’s story for failing to adequately take into account the complex struggles involving drug addiction.

AirTalk’s Larry Mantle speaks with an addiction specialist and opens up the phones for your comments.

Guest:

Damon Raskin, M.D., internist and chief medical advisor for Cliffside Malibu, an alcohol and drug rehabilitation center; he specializes in addiction treatment



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