Who Is Dr. Robert DuPont?


There was a great article in the L.A. Times this week announcing the California Medical Association’s stance on the legalization of cannabis. This makes sense since the American Medical Association was never in favor the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937. Towards the end of the article however, they did quote one physician who is straight out against legalization: Dr. Robert DuPont

Dr. Robert DuPont, an M.D. and professor of psychiatry at Georgetown Medical School, said the association’s call for legalization showed “a reckless disregard of the public health. I think it’s going to lead to more use, and that, to me, is a public health concern. I’m not sure they’ve thought through what the implications of legalization would be.”

If you are at all familiar with the real reason hemp is illegal today, the name DuPont should ring a bell.

At first I thought, could this be a coincidence? When I researched Dr. DuPont’s history, there it was! He was Richard Nixon’s Drug Czar. Like my husband always says, “Follow the trail of money.”

You can find the full article here:

http://www.latimes.com/la-me-doctors-marijuana-20111016,0,179189.story

3 thoughts on “Who Is Dr. Robert DuPont?

  1. Check out the ugly truth about Robert DuPont in “Smoke and Mirrors” by Dan Baum. The account suggests that he supported legalization until he saw the profit opportunity in opposing legalization.

  2. The Physician Health Services, FSPHP agenda is clear if one looks at the major players behind the scenes. Robert DuPont (White House drug Chief 1973-1977) runs a corporate drug testing business (Besinger, DuPont and Associates) along with Dr. Gregory Skipper who runs the Alabama Physicians Health Program. An ex-felon who had his licensed revoked in Oregon, Dr. Skipper introduced EtG testing as a means to test for alcohol and successfully partnered with a drug testing company to screen for alcohol use. Using an arbitrary cutoff point of 100 ng/ml it quickly became apparent that the test was flawed as it was introduced into professional monitoring programs and the criminal justice system. The flawed test was exposed in a Wall Street Journal article and has largely been abandoned. It is now known that hand sanitizer, cosmetics, sauerkraut, bananas, and myriad other substances can cause a positive EtG test. Hand sanitizer can produce a level of 2000. Thousands of people have been harmed by this test (did not get jobs, lost jobs, lost licenses, went to prison) and Dr. Skipper, somewhat like Mrs. Winchester and her mystery house adding room for the ghosts of victims of the Winchester rifle, has set up a website where people can leave their tragic stories of how they were harmed by the EtG. He takes no responsibility however and the conflicts of interest are again staggering. Although he is a Physicians Health Service director her runs Promises Treatment Center and has ties to the drug testing industry. PHS still uses EtG and Dr. Skipper has introduced another test (PEth) which they are claiming can confirm ant EtG. Junk science with scant data it is being used by USDTL.
    Skipper and DuPont work together with a concerted goal of applying Physicians Health Programs as a model for everyone else as well as further impacting medical progress by identifying “disruptive physicians” who they can then remove from practice.

    http://gregskippermd.homestead.com/

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB115534928148134109.html

    http://www.promises.com/news/physician-impairment-focus-of-jama-article-co-authored-by-director-of-professionals-treatment-at-promises/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_DuPont

    http://gregskippermd.weebly.com/uploads/7/4/7/5/74751/php_article_counselor_mag._2010.12.pdf

    http://www.wvmphp.org/php.phasei.how_are_addicted_phys_treated.pdf

    http://www.williamwhitepapers.com/pr/2007PhysicianHealthPrograms.pdf

    http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2013/03/08/former-dea-chiefs-may-profit-from-illegal-pot-critics-say

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