25. Segments of the medical profession are compromising public health by peddling drugs (Proposed — Thor )

Seg­ments of the med­ical pro­fes­sion are com­pro­mis­ing pub­lic health by ped­dling drugs. Is this true? In pub­lic sur­veys of trust, doc­tors are always rat­ed the most trust­wor­thy mem­bers of soci­ety. How­ev­er, an exam­i­na­tion of the his­to­ry of med­ical ethics yields results that are far from reas­sur­ing. What is going on here? In a way, patients are hostage to doc­tors. Do patient fears and help­less­ness cre­ate a kind of Stock­holm Syn­drome which leaves space for pro­fes­sion­al abuse?

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  1. thormay@yahoo.com Post author

    Here are a few ref­er­ence arti­cles to start this off:

    1. “Med­ica­tion may cause elder­ly to become frail” Bris­bane Times http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/health/medication-may-cause-elderly-to-become-frail-20130503-2iyb9.html#ixzz2SGiX8PAk

    2. “Nation’s doc­tors say kick­backs aren’t a bad thing” Joong Ang Ilbo (Sth Kore­an dai­ly news­pa­per) http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2945972&cloc=joongangdaily|home|newslist1

    3. “Plague of dodgy pre­scrip­tions puts illic­it drugs in the shade” Bris­bane Times http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/plague-of-dodgy-prescriptions-puts-illicit-drugs-in-the-shade-20120612-207z0.html#ixzz1xdTiEIWX

    4. “Look­ing back on the che­quered past of drug tri­als”. The Con­ver­sa­tion web­site @ http://theconversation.com/looking-back-on-the-chequered-past-of-drug-trials-14883

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