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Re: Antibiotics and Thin-skin -- or - Dispassionately passionate about passionate promotions
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Antibiotics and Thin-skin -- or - Dispassionately passionate about passionate promotions
- From: "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com>
- Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 05:31:17 -0700 (PDT)
- In-reply-to: <200304300239.h3U2dnn4026722@otter.actwin.com>
> People shouldn't let their personal ideologies get in the
> way of
> dispassionate analysis.
Aw heck, Bill, what's the fun in that ;-)
I trust my MD with prescriptions. Sort of trust my local
pharmacist with filling them. Don't trust the lfs clerk
with info on fish and plants much less with medicines. And
I quit trusting my own chemical prescriptive abilities back
before 1970. I don't think I ever trusted what the drug
makers/vendors said when they weren't under oath -- but
that could be a throw back to the pre-70s days ;-) .
I don't blame cartelism but I just don't think most folks
know what they are doing with medicines, for me or my fish.
Dispassionate presentation of the facts from dispassionate
analysis would be a nice switch in the TV ads for
prescription drugs -- they look more and more like car
commercials, if you know what I mean -- especially that
rash of stuff stuffed in at the end about actual annual
interest costs, headaches, nausea and sometimes death, etc.
I don't think they are all corrupt and liars, but I have a
lot more confidence in what they say under oath than what
they seem to say on TV. Except those tobacco executives;
even under oath they seem to me to be boldface liars. Call
me cynical, but why do medicines have brand names on top of
chemical names anyway?
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