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  •  actually, HD, it was your Brit quote that got me (4+ / 0-)
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    because, for me, it presented a greater depth perspective than just reporting on the DSM.  So, I am glad that you included it.

    I am totally convinced that there is an equivalent "Alex" w/regards to the medical profession who works with insurance companies, BigPharma, Big 'for profit' Hospital complexes to influence the content of professional group's standards (such as the APA,) in such a way as to provide a segue into making money, more money than we can imagine, from those standards.  And then if legislation is needed, they have 'bought and paid for' politicians who are only to willing to bury in bills language which either remove s liability (flu vaccine,) or allows non-competitiveness (Medicare and prescriptions,) or whatever else they consider in the best interests of their bottom line.  It has been widely reported that Big 'for profit' Medicine is driving out individual or group medical practices viewing them as competitors in their one and only goal: making money.  Once again, monopolies are being constructed and the public is forced into a my way or the highway product.

    Right now there exists a very, very strong push to CREATE MEDICAL/PHARMACEUTICAL NEEDS BY SCARING THE SHIT OUT OF YOU BY PATHOLOGIZING NORMAL OR NOT ABNORMAL EVENTS.  Most people can see the evidence of the trillions of dollars BigPharma and Big Medicine is spending on tv ads:  ("If you bruise yourself when playing football, you could have a serious condition called 'bruisetoomuchitis' and it can lead to premature death, not to mention premature ejaculation.  Our professionals at ScamHospital will be only too happy to evaluate your condition and prevent further damage from occurring.  We have the latest techniques, a silicon formula patented in China, which we will inject into your blood stream to prevent the veins from being damaged.  Serious side effects may be immediate heart attack, secondary death from poisoning and early aging if you live longer than three days after the procedure.)  Have you ever listened to the side effects that their lawyers demand they list after touting a 'miracle cure.'

    Let me see?  These insurance/medical companies are spending trillions of dollars on advertising to create new, unnecessary needs for the products they are pushing, yet are refusing to provide for the genuine needs of people.  They scream they cannot afford to pay for treatment for someone who is seriously ill  because they view their advertising and pr as a higher priority than the health and life of their patienets.  And besides they need their patients to live, so they can continue to suck them dry.

    Oh Kay.... I may have feelings about this.

    One really good concrete first step would be to identify the "Alec" behind the insurance/BigPharma/BigMedicine industries and educate the public about what is really going on behind the scenes.  It seems to me that a lot of good was done by exposing Alec; hopefully benefit can be brought here if we can find the wizards behind the screen.  We need to find them and tell everyone about them.  

    And live to tell about it.

    Oh kay,  Rant over.  I'll go and take my blue pills.................

    It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. ~~Joseph Stalin

    by SeaTurtle on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 11:22:02 AM PST

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