When medication can cause body damage

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous H&F' started by aaradia, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. philosoraptor

    philosoraptor carnivore in a top hat Supporter

    Yeah, I think that there's definitely room to criticize the role of money in the health industry, and even health professionals, but so often these are used as an attack on the scientific system as a whole. It strikes me as unproductive. Cases like say, the medical community's treatment of obesity, need more research, with better oversight, not less.

    It's somewhat weird the way the failings of 'alternative' medicine aren't examined as a failure resulting from the departure from that system, eg same thinking that goes into vaccine denial is used to support acupuncture and such.

    Both cases seem like failings due to a departure from science and research.
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2017
  2. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    Yes, and when money corrupts scientific methodology, that is not the scientific method, that's plain greed.

    I think it's also a big mistake to presume that alternative medicine doesn't get researched because it's not profitable. I think that is largely spin from people who make a very good living from alternative medicine, because it feeds straight into their USP: something magical, or mysterious ancient folk wisdom that cannot be explained by modern science.
  3. wonglongwingchu

    wonglongwingchu Valued Member

    hmmm might be good to try option 1, just to see how effective that other meds is.

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