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Resource ID: #27191
Subject: Medicine
Source: City Limits (New York)
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Date: December 8, 2015

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This article gathered evidence that one of New York City's main public hospitals appeared to engage regularly in the likely illegal practice of forcibly medicating patience to get them to submit to bloodwork. Combining inside sources, key documents, interviews with legal and medical experts and with a once-medicated patient, Hattem maps out raises a question as distressing as they are complex to answer: Is there a public-health justification for drugging people into submitting to a doctor's needle?

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