“ER isn’t place to fight (the) meth war”

From the Commercial Appeal:

But there is one cost of meth that we must be careful not to incur. That’s the price of trying to bring our disgust and outrage into hospital emergency rooms.

For all the damage done by meth addiction, we simply cannot ask our hospitals to be the judge and jury when it comes to treating patients — meth addicts or otherwise.

”It’s not a judgment call we can make,” explained Angie Herron, The Med’s director of communications and marketing. ”If you are someone who needs emergency care, every emergency room of every hospital in this country will take you, whatever the situation that led you to need health care.”

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