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Reply #27: "If I mention "doctors" it's safe to assume I'm making a general assumption about a trend." [View All]

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varkam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 05:03 PM
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27. "If I mention "doctors" it's safe to assume I'm making a general assumption about a trend."
Well, given the level of hostility towards medicine, physicians, and science in general with certain posters on DU I wouldn't say that such an assumption is safe at all.

I included the all to draw out whether or not you think that there are exceptions to the trend that you are claiming.

My doc happens to be a good doc, but even I know that anecdotal evidence = crap when it comes to wider discussions. I do think that there is too much collusion between primary care docs and the pharmaceutical companies in the form of drug reps (even though they can perform a valuable service - at least ideally), and that there are some docs who don't have the wherewithal or the time to review a patients medical history (even when it comes to something as simple and vitally important as reviewing a list of current medications). I would hardly say, however, that the hysterics of claiming that docs are pushing any and all meds "mercilessly" benefits your cause much. In the end, it just makes you come off as...well...hysterical.
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