I'm almost beginning to think that you don't like me..! LOL!
Trapper/kcmo - do a search on all of my posts, you'll come across the cornflakes one that Chaz is going on about. You said that you would suggest fruit - hmm, read the post..
Chaz old chap, I'm not a med student, I'm a pharmacy student. I will be starting work with the NHS soon. I'm not in this for the money, esp. when you consider that I'll be £16,500 in debt at the end of this course. I dislike some of the activities of the drug companies - indeed, we've been taught how to look out for misleading info, or 'spin' by the drug companies. I will NEVER work for one of those companies. It's boring and I'd have to wear a suit - agh.
Everyone goes on about all the money bigpharma are handing about to get people like me to poison people with their meds. I have never seen anything like that - financial incentives are against the law over here. Are they allowed in the US or something?
I believe that alternative treatments should be looked at and tested - I'm on these boards as a result of an assignment given to us by one of our lecturers 'Alternative and non-pharmacological treatments for depressive illness'. The site is interesting so I stayed. I believe that the methods applied here should be subject to the same scrutiny and oversight as 'allopathic' medicine. For there to be no oversight comprimises patient safety. Take Chianese herbal medicine. One of my classmates is doing a microbiological special topic - he has found dangerous bacteria growing on some of them (Staph. aureus). This is cause for concern and needs to be acted upon.
If you were struck down with meningitis, which can kill in hours - would you prefer prompt treatment with proven Antibiotics
, or would you prefer applied kineseology (sp?) where someone will ty and communicate with your 'inner physician'?
What if the person struck down was your child?