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Medical Industrial Complex

Dare to Be 100: Actual Causes of Death

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2017 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

I proclaim, again, that the most significant scientific paper that has been published during my long science career is this one. Of the millions gener...

'Host,' A Conversation With Robin Cook

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.20.2016 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

Robin Cook has written thirty-four novels which have sold over one hundred million copies worldwide. There have been a dozen films, television movies and mini-series made from his work. In each of his novels, he elucidates various medical/biotech ethical issues, while entertaining his readers with thriller-style stories.

My Summary of a Great Conference: 'Preventing Overdiagnosis' 2015

Allen Frances | Posted 09.08.2016 | Science
Allen Frances

Medical marvels are oversold and overbought. Doctors need to be more humble and safety-conscious. We can't overstep our knowlege base without putting our patients at risk. Patients and doctors need to accept the uncertainty and limits of medicine. False certainty leads to terrible decisions.

Diagnosing and Curing Our Sick Health System

Allen Frances | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics
Allen Frances

You couldn't invent a worse healthcare system than the nightmare we have created in the U.S. Our medical costs are almost twice as high per person as they are in most other similar countries but produce only mediocre outcomes.

The Medical-Industrial Complex: Have We Made Any Progress in the 21st Century?

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

We need to return to the patient-centered care that Dr. Arnold Relman advocated for throughout his professional life rather than continue with the present disease-centered system if we truly want to reduce the burden of disease.

Dare to Be 100: The Last Well Person

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

My issuance of a blinking yellow or red light is certainly not intended to promote a doctor's visit or a pill or even worse surgery. It is intended to inform. But when does health information overstep into medicalization?

Can a "Health" System Kill a Country?

Chris Norwood | Posted 07.17.2011 | New York
Chris Norwood

The nation could achieve marked degrees of improved health and jolt employment in its collapsed communities by having local community groups train local residents as health educators.

With Health Care, the Profit Motive is Infectious

Sam Leff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Leff

The fact that the medical industrial complex suppressed the cure for stomach ulcers for nearly 15 years raises crucial questions about trusting a system which demonstrably favors corporate profits over patient health.

An Ordinary Man

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Horowitz

My primary connection to health care is my being a consumer of it, and nothing more. I will apologize at least once for having the temerity to suggest...

It's the Real Prevention, Health Care Reformers

Chris Norwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Norwood

For the United States, health reform without a clear plan to mobilize community groups nationwide to put proven prevention programs right in place whe...