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Old 08-19-2007, 01:11 PM   #8
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It's a big circle: Doctors get rich off of people visiting them, they need to prescribe drugs so people have to come back over and over for the prescription and another prescription to cure the side effects of the first prescription and on and on and on. Big pharma makes money off of the docs and the insurance companies.
The thing that irks me to no end is the over use of antibiotics but that's another story and follows the whole doctors need to look useful so they prescribe stuff people don't necessarily need so the patients get the "feel good" idea that visiting their doctor is helping them when in reality those antibiotics he or she just prescribed for you won't cure that viral infection you've had for two days. They aren't going to tell you that because next time you get sick you'll stay home, drink fluids and rest instead of dropping some change on an office visit.
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