The Kerrville Times from Kerrville, Texas on March 19, 1987 · Page 10
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Kerrville, Texas
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Thursday, March 19, 1987
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8A-KERRV1LLE DAILY TIMES Thursday. March 19, 1987 Television Cheryl Ladd A Drug-Addicted Nurse In 'Deadly Care 9 KIT -N* CARLYLE by Larry Wright By JERRY BUCK AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cheryl Ladd says she wasn't aware nurses had such a high rate of drug abuse until she started work on the CBS movie "Deadly Care." The two-hour movie, which will be telecast Sunday, tells of a critical care nurse whose abuse of prescription drugs and alcohol causes her to make a near fatal error in treating a patient. "It's like police departments. They protect their own," said Ladd. "They don't confront each other and tend to sweep things under the rug. Sick nurses and sick doctors are not something you usually hear about. A person who deals with other people's illnesses tends not to face his own frailties." Health care professionals abuse narcotics at a rate 40 times greater than the general public, according to published reports. The statistic is attributed in part to the ready availability of drugs. Ladd stars as Anne Halforan, a nurse in a Cardio- Vascular Intensive Care Unit, who is forced to seek help in dealing with her abuse of drugs and alcohol. The character is based on a real nurse who helped set up a rehabilitation center for nurses and was instrumental in getting legislation passed that permits nurses who conquer their addiction to keep their licenses. Jennifer Salt and Jason Miller also star in the movie, written by Lane Slate and directed by David The character It bated on a real nurse who helped set up a rehabilitation center for nun** and wa» Instrumental In getting legislation paaaad that permits nurses who conquer their addiction to keep their licenses. Anspaugh. It was produced by Wendy Riche, Paula Rudnick and Jon Epstein. Ladd talked to the nurse whose story is told in the movie and to a doctor who treats addicted nurses. The nurse's name was changed for the movie. "This is set in the 1960s, when Valium was prescribed like candy," said Ladd. "If you had a problem, take a Vafium. Doctors didn't know how dangerous or addictive it could be. Drugs were left all over hospitals. "She was taking 80 milligrams a day of Valium and Percodan and other drugs. She built up a tolerance." The movie is the first for Ladd since her starring role in the six-hour miniseries "Crossings" in February 1986. Prior to that she starred in "A Death in California" and "Romance on the Orient Express." She also appeared in the play "Anything Goes" in Santa Barbara. PEANUTS® by Charles M. Schulz /HI, MRS. NELSON.. \ /HI, MRS. BARTLEV... \ ARE YOU HAVIN.6 A / I NICE 60LF6AME?/ m^^- a . ^j^ ALL THE SAMP TRAPS... IN THE FOREI6N LE6ION, SEE, ANP ME WAS LEAPING HIS TROOPS ACR055 THE PE5ERTTOFORTZINPERNEUF; SEE, ANP... 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