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The Growing War Between Modern Medicine and the Public


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How can the U.S. significantly reduce health-care costs, and yet plan on increased employment in the health-care industry? According to the article linked below, this is the moral crux for American medicine. If Americans become healthier, there will be fewer jobs. Maybe this is why modern medicine drags its feet when it comes to preventive medicine.

The government is complicit in spawning the diabetes/obesity epidemic by subsidizing the production of non-nutrient-dense foods and high-fructose corn syrup. Statin anti-cholesterol drugs are approved by the FDA even though they don't reduce mortality rates. Modern medicine is an industry that wants more, not less, disease to treat. Doctors aren't interested in disease prevention -- conventional medicine is quick to dismiss any truly preventive therapies as unproven and requiring more study.


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