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  •  In all fairness, pharma has responded to public (1+ / 0-)
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    demand for such pills.  We do live in a 'fix-it-now' society, and if the demand is there, someone will capitalize on it.

    •  Fair Enough (1+ / 0-)
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      But makes the point that medicine is all about the profit.

      And I do not begrudge people earning profit in fact in balance it's a very good thing.

      If a doctor prescribes a pill heavily marketed to them and on TV to patients by big pharma the prescription of which enables bad health behavior by treating the symptom and such patient gets a worse illness later on then...

      Ethically a disservice has been done to the patient and the future illness increases HC cost more.

      And I think this goes on all day long in our health system.

      "And there are those who give and know not pain in giving, nor do they seek joy, nor give with mindfulness of virtue; They give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space" Khalil Gibran

      by bcdelta on Mon Sep 03, 2012 at 04:57:25 PM PDT

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