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22 Mar, 4 tweets, 5 min read
For the love of God Texas legislators, please stop giving everyone the right to practice medicine and/or surgery UNSUPERVISED. NPs, CNMs, CRNAs, PAs, Optometrists...How many damaged patients will it take? How many? Give me a number. So we know. authenticmedicine.com/2020/05/what-k…

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