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Hell, Described

It will make you sick, literally
Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 5:17 PM

There was an LA Times investigation of Oxycontin and Purdue Pharma’s behavior in introducing that pill, which is at the very heart of the opioid epidemic.  Certainly there are a lot of people in physical and emotional pain who are also seeking relief, but they are “assisted” by a pill formulation that is specifically, in a word, evil.

The basic outline of the story is that Purdue Pharma had a morphine formulation going off patent and they were shall we say eager to replace that product with another.  » Read more

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Dave Janda: Bad Medicine

A doctor's reasons for quitting the profession
Sunday, May 15, 2016, 2:57 PM

In our ongoing discussion of how our Health Care system (or more aptly-named "Sick Care" system) has been hijacked by those who profit most from it, we interview Dr. Dave Janda this week, who recently and very publicly announced he was walking away from his clinical practice in protest of how poorly the quality-to-cost ratio has dropped in his profession.

Dr. Janda's perspective is informed not just from his years as a practicing surgeon and researcher, but also through his involvement with health initiatives for the Reagan and Bush I administrations, as well as the National Institute of Health. His overall conclusion is that the health system now exists to serves its corporate and administrative owners, to the detriment of patients and practitioners. » Read more