As practicing physicians shouldn’t health care be delivered to the patients if it is effective rather than a bias be towards a certain system.
Should doctors be independent and not have a bias towards companies or Pharma?
Currently the medical profession is effectively an outlet for Pharmacological companies to distribute their products.
Pharma massively influences the training of physicians, develops products which it tests itself and puts on the market and tells physicians it is safe. Whether it is or isn’t is not the question. What I am asking is, is this independent or are physicians being marketed to aggressively by a company wanting to sell its products?
What would be wrong with Doctors prescribing herbs or other modalities if it was safe to do so?
Why do all prescriptions seems to be exclusively for drugs made by pharmaceutical companies?
Should product safety testing really be carried out by companies hired by the manufacturers?
Isn’t there going to be an element of bias.
Instead shouldn’t a central body be set up to independently test product safety and design testing protocols.
Your comments please…..
I have also asked it there Gary.
Other guy, if the products are untested by RCT’s as i have heard so often, how do you know they don’t work?
Weise / other guy, What system of medicine manages to kill as many of its patients as conventional medicine?
On the contrary lives may be saved!
###Compare the life expectancy and infant mortality now, the age of modern medicine, to even a century ago.###
Oh that old chest nut. The biggest factors resulting inb greater life expectancy are better living conditions, better sanitation and access to better nutrition and clean water. That is why we live so much longer than 100 years ago.
###Medicine works, far, far better than anything else. We use what works. We go back, expect those numbers to plumet again### if we started bathing in the thames and drinking from it that would probably happen. Medicine works no where near as well as it is sold as.
###We know herbs generally don’t work because researchers bothered to look at most of the commonly used ones. Despite this data showing how useless they are, the companies that produce supplements can keep lying about their efficacy. This is where there is no regulation or oversight.###
Really? all the other anti altmeders are quite adamant this data doesn’t exist. Where is this data?
Gary, a product is passed as safe if its manufacturers pay for experimental research saying its safe. This is open for abuse.You are correct when you say just because you have no evidence a product doesn’t
does not mean it does by default. I am saying take the testing out of the hands of the producers. make it fully independent.