First, Do No Harm . . .
Remember that one?
It was – once – the prime directive of medicine, enshrined in the Hippocratic Oath. Doctors were enjoined to treat their patients conservatively, in a manner that presented the least risk to them. People who weren’t sick weren’t enjoined to take medicines they didn’t need, especially when there were safer alternatives in the event they did become sick.
This fostered trust in doctoring, which was once upon a better time an honorable profession.
It has become a mercenary and political profession – driven by the lash of HMOs and fear of the American Medical Association, beholden to corporate McHospital chains and conglomerates that are, in turn, financially beholden to the same corporate cartels that push the products of the pharmaceutical cartels upon the populace, initially via the TeeVee – ask your doctor about Zipthoria – and now via government and the corporate employer matrix that is effectively the same thing as government except worse because you can’t vote f
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