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Government Keeps Medicine in the Dark Ages, Part 3 10/23/12 via ANH

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by *GG*, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. *GG*

    *GG* senior member

    Concord, NH
    Whether low-tech or high-tech, there are many exciting new frontiers in medicine. But how much of it will one-size-fits-all regulators and their corporate cronies allow to see the light of day?

    In part 1 of our series, we discussed how Medicare is run by billing codes that often prevent some essential services such as accessing healthcare through phone and email (especially important in today’s technology-driven world).

    In part 2, we reported on FDA’s plan to pre-approve medical and smartphone apps, which will make them impossibly expensive. Basically, a whole new frontier of medicine will be shut down for the convenience of government and big drug companies.

    In part 3, we continue to highlight some major potential technological advances for medicine identified by leading health policy analyst John Goodman—advances that may be throttled by government regulation, especially government regulation contaminated by crony capitalism.
    As a general rule, we at ANH are highlighting the gains to be made from low-tech medicine, based on food, supplements, and lifestyle. For example, we don’t understand why conventional doctors refuse to use garlic to treat food poisoning, even when conventional and potentially harmful antibiotics have totally failed to cure a patient.

    But all of this—including the use of garlic—depends on excellent, cutting-edge science. And we aren’t at all opposed to sensible medical technology breakthroughs, especially when they are as basic as smartphone apps, and we don’t like the FDA throttling these any more than we like the FDA throttling natural medicine.

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  2. Waverunner

    Waverunner Senior Member

    I'm so fed up with government and FDA. All they do is inflate medical costs. Medical apps are none of their business but like parasites they hook up on everything they can. The consequence, as always, is less competition and less development.
  3. Old Salt

    Old Salt Rowing the boat

    S/W Pa.
    The FDA, the CDC, NIH, and many other "government" departments" are run by the richest corporations! WE all know that. It's about "profit at any cost"! What's the alternative? Money controls everything! WE all know that!

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