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    Report Claims Dr. Phil Show Helped Addicts Get High

    Did they use the users? A report by the Boston Globe and health news site STAT alleges that the hit daytime TV show Dr. Phil endangered struggling guests by enabling them to use drugs and alcohol before filming in order to juice the dramatic tension. One guest’s aunt said her niece was advised where she could buy heroin by staff, who reportedly also filmed a pregnant addict prowling for a fix — without medical supervision. Host Phillip McGraw, who’s faced numerous lawsuits in the past, says the allegations are “unequivocally untrue.”

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