The ethics of claiming you were called to assess Prince for addiction

Dr. Jen Gunter

I was shocked to hear that an addiction medicine specialist, Dr. Kornfeld whose clinic is coincidentally in my neck of the woods, has come forward (or rather had his lawyer come forward) claiming his team was assessing Prince for possible addiction therapy.

This is from the Minneapolis StarTribune:

Dr. Howard Kornfeld, a national authority on opioid addiction treatment, was called by Prince representatives the night of April 20 because Prince “was dealing with a grave medical emergency,” said William Mauzy, a prominent Minneapolis attorney working with the Kornfeld family.

The StarTribune goes on to say that Mauzy (the attorney) claims Dr. Kornfeldsent his son, Andrew Kornfeld, to “explain how the confidential treatment would work.”

Guess that confidentiality thing doesn’t matter after death?

According to the StarTribune, his son “had a small amount of buprenorphine to give to Prince. However, it was never administered.”

Hopefully they had plans…

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