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February 27, 1987

Missing Lines

JAMA. 1987;257(8):1051. doi:10.1001/jama.1987.03390080041026

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Two lines were omitted in the MEDICAL NEWS & PERSPECTIVES article entitled "Road Back From Substance Abuse Especially Long, Hard for Athletes," published in the Nov 21 issue of The Journal (1986;256:2645-2649). On page 2649, the fourth complete paragraph in column 1 should have read as follows: "Patient confidentiality is probably at the heart of any successful drug treatment program and, while physicians have no trouble with the concept, some segments of the media believe that a public figure has no right to privacy. Also, very often the drug troubles of a well-known athlete (or any other public figure) will be well aired in the public press well before any treatment is sought." Also on page 2649, the first sentence of the "Privacy Primary" section should have read as follows: "Privacy is a key feature of the recently adopted drug testing program of the Association of Tennis Professionals (which is