After Mindy McCready's Suicide, Dr. Drew's Death Toll Has Critics Charging Exploitation

Feb 19, 2013 Full story: Hollywood Reporter

Mindy McCready's death brings the body count of the patient-cast members of "Celebrity Rehab" to five, drawing fierce condemnation from some in Hollywood.

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Hamden, CT

#1 Feb 22, 2013
Didn't think it was possible, but I think Dr Drew is now Exploiting 'EXPLOITATION'?
Add--no disrespect intended to the good doctor, but when is accountability looked at when a TV physician has 5 patients die within 2 years?
1). Are the standards of accountability lower, or different than a 'real' licensed psychiatrist?
2). Are the standards blurred and dismissed because its a Reality TV Show?
3). No standards whatsoever, because the patients (contestants) were paid a inflated amount of money, and signed away their future RIGHTS to privacy?
Wake Up Dr Drew Pinsky.
It's just not acceptable, appropriate, or ethical.
Hahaha, Dr Drew had to be joking when he actually said he treated Rachel U. For "love addiction"? And paid her $500,00 to allow you to treat her for such. Is it in the DSM?
And yea right, it's just like terminal cancer !!
Just said No excuses for The good TV doc.

Hamden, CT

#3 Feb 23, 2013
A Preventable Tragedy?
Maybe Drew does exploit peeps.........but my query is why was Mindy Mccready released by her treating physicians, nurses, and Hospital director, within only 24 hours from being admitted via an INVOLUNTARY Psychiatric committment ?
What was the point? and not even there for 72 hours, as allowed by simple legal standards for a psychiatric evaluation
If you all want to play the 'blame game' stop pointing the finger at a reality TV show, and look closer to home.
........was her Court ordered commitment ignored by the FACILITY?
McCready was Court-ordered by a Judge to enter an in-patient facility for treatment?
She was deemed a danger to herself or others, suicidal, or GRAVELY DISABLED!
"Since boyfriend (David Wilson) shot himself she has been in bed for 3 wks," her father said in court documents. "Sleeps all day. Drinks all night and is taking Rx drugs. Not bathing or even helping take care of her 2 children."
In agreeing to McCready's "involuntary admission" to an appropriate facility, the judge wrote that "there is cause to find there is clear and convincing evidence that Respondent is in imminent danger of harm to herself or others, suicidal or gravely disabled."
Mccready was released within 24 hours?
LA Guy

Beverly Hills, CA

#5 Feb 26, 2013
DR Drew is charltan...he is now parading fortune tellers, body language experts, celebrity stalking experts, relatonship advisors and other parlour acts, in his nightly smear job on Jody Arias, who is currently on trial for the murder of her abusive boyfriend .. he is cleverly opining, using his status as a physician, on her guilt. All of these self proclaimed experts are narcissistic women aping for the camera and of course he enables and patronizes them.

Mission Viejo, CA

#6 Mar 8, 2013
I couldn't agree more, this show is a joke with
so called body language experts, stalking experts, relationship advisors, Behavior Exquisite experts, Trial Report Cards, Jury Report Cards all about the Jodi Arias Trial, an "on-going" death penalty case and ratings are part of the game they play. These less than professional folks that appear on the show all talk at once, one knows more than the other. When the media, talk shows interferes with the legal system, it does harm to every American citizen who may go to court. It is unconstitutional, and it is unethical when the media crosses lines and decides innocence or guilt, it becomes not simply a purveyor of information, BUT RATHER A JURY INSTEAD.
Sheppard v Maxwell 384 US 33335 Sam Sheppard Murder Trial/Ohio

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