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44. If you think med schools trash lawyers, ask a pharmacist about your field
Physicians are, from what I hear, the most "corrupt profession in America," particularly in regards to their practices pimping pharmaceuticals for profit while harming patients, Hippocrates and his Oath be damned.

The problems with health care are considerably more complex than you think. I understand the temptation is always great to single out one profession for the blame (and particularly lawyers; easy target, rigth?), but it's hardly accurate.

Personally, I think there should be a multi-pronged attack on the health care dilemma: Price caps on pharaceuticals along with absolute restrictions on advertising; Shorter IP rights to hasten the availability of generic substitutes; Extensive reporting requirements for insurance companies as to their premiums and pay-outs (I strongly suspect price-gouging in most areas of the country); Rule 11 sanctions for lawyers who bring frivolous med mal claims; lower contingency fee availability for personal injury lawyers; socialized health care (which would virtually eliminate most of the sting of a malpractice verdict because of the collateral source rule).
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