Our pill-driven society

This is one of the risks of a market driven health care system and is one side of the health care equation.  It mirrors the holistic crowd’s approach to staying “healthy” by taking pills, enemas, aromas, massages, adjustments and detoxification regimens. 

More “interventions” mean more treatment and more money into the system. 

The problem is that while some of this may feel good, they don’t produce a measurable health benefit beyond that of a placebo.  I used to tell my patients that if you do everything that is recommended you may not live any longer, but it will seem that way.

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