Monopolist doctors are now demanding state protection of their (birth?) right to prescribe medicines:
"all six main GP organisations, including the Australian Medical Association and Royal Australian College of GPs, have expressed concerns at the plans" to create policy so that " the pool of health workers able to prescribe drugs relevant to their work would be widened dramatically" [Source]
I strongly object to the idea that someone can stop me, a free human being, from getting a drug that I feel is appropriate for my health.
We have forgotten the concept of liberty today and embraced the “expert” state. The expert state believes that citizen are cattle, to be tended to by “experts”. The citizen's “productivity” is to be milked for the "common good", so these "experts" can grow rich and fat at our expense.
We have become like chicken in a cage. What we eat, what we drink, what we are able to buy: all are “regulated” by “experts”.
The “experts” know everything and we the people are fools.
The reality is otherwise. It is experts and doctors who are fools. Let me say this to anyone who believes otherwise: PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS.
I'm sick of your "degrees" and arrogance. YOU SHOW NO RESULTS, BUT DEMAND SUBSERVIENCE. Sorry, the world doesn't run this way. Let the market free.
If you are a doctor who believes you have an innate right to restrict my access to medicine through "prescription", then please first give me a GUARANTEE (backed by hard currency) that your prescription will work. Then I may be willing to tolerate your “regulation” of my behaviour. Else you are an unaccountable enemy of my LIFE and liberty.
It is amazing how arrogant doctors (and other “experts”) often are. Their output is close to zero in terms of solving health issues. But they act as if they know everything!
In particular, my entire life so far has sometimes felt like a battle AGAINST THE WORLD'S HUGE ARMY OF INCOMPETENT doctors.
Except for a VERY few doctors who know their subject (and this, too, largely for very obvious things like a bacterial infection of the throat), ALL my life I’ve had to run from pillar to post looking for doctors who know ANYTHING.
I don’t blame them, of course. Science itself is at a very primitive stage today. We know virtually nothing about the world or our body. But the pretence of knowledge of doctors and "experts" is what bothers me. And their attempt to act as gatekeepers to the pharmacy rails me the most.
As I said, if a doctor is willing to pay me ($1 million) each time his prescription doesn’t work, I’m willing to let him have the right to veto my own research and my own choice of medicine (if any). But if doctors merely BLABBER and are unable to back their “prescription” with HARD CASH in case it doesn't work, then I vigorously oppose their attempt to control my access to medicine that I KNOW I need.
I would rather self-prescribe and die trying to cure myself than have 100s of IGNORANT doctors waste my money and FAIL to cure me.
A few examples below:
I had severe stomach ache/heartburn in my late 20s and mid-30s. Doctors attributed it to bugs that are found in Assam, to “acidity” from “coffee” or “tomatoes”, and to a hundred other such silly "causes". I was rarely able to eat normally, and the hundreds of medicines I stuffed in my stomach did nothing to cure the problem.
After at least six doctors in India and USA had failed to diagnose the problem, the cause was finally found. It took intense persistence to keep looking for a cure. A doctor in USA finally ordered a test which discovered GERD. It took more than 12 years of pain for the GLOBAL community of doctors to find the problem.
Result: Doctor 1, MBBS/MD quacks 6
This was one of the worst examples of GLOBAL doctor incompetence that I came across. Specialists in THREE continents failed to diagnose and understand the problem. Thousands (over ten thousand) of dollars spent. Finally, after three years of personal study/ effort/ testing/ exploration I began to understand the cure. Now my RSI is broadly under control. I have pain but that's because I continue to type at least 10 hours a day, often 14 hours.
The solution? http://rsicure.sabhlokcity.com/
Result: Doctors 0, MBBS/MD quacks 7
After more than six months of excruciating heel pain which prevented me from going for walks and playing tennis, and getting opinions from at least three doctors, I finally found the cure – but not through these doctors. Through exploration of the internet.
The solution? http://heelpain.sabhlokcity.com/
Result: Doctors 0, MBBS quacks 3
I caught a nail fungus and was referred to a skin specialist who gave strong oral medicines that are harmful for one’s heart/liver. After months of repeat visits and failure to cure the problem he finally gave up. My GP had initially diagnosed it as bacterial infection, and his prescriptions failed, as well. I went to a third GP who gave me an expensive ‘nail polish’ type medicine which never worked after more than one year.
I finally I found the solution, not from doctors but by reading a $10 book called Best Choices from the People’s Pharmacy.
The solution? Apply VICKS VAPORUB. Yes! Vicks Vaporub! Within a week the fungus had started dying. It has been two months now, and it has almost entirely gone. So much for “skin specialists” and their IDIOTIC levels of "knowledge".
Result: Doctors 0, MBBS/MD quacks 3
Intense eye pain
I’ve had extraordinary (ongoing) eye pain (and headache) since October 2010. I’ve seen 7 MDs ("qualified" eye specialists) by now, apart from three GPs across India and Australia. Result so far: NONE COULD EVEN DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM YET. I’ve got all kinds of tests done (CAT scans, etc.) and new special spectacles made. Plenty of "prescription" medicines consumed. All to no avail.
I therefore have been forced to read almost everything written on this subject, and have tried virtually everything that anyone can think of – and more. Natural, ayurvedic, artificial, EVERYTHING.
I’ve tried about 30 different types of eye drops/medicines by now. Indeed, when I returned from India recently I bought ALL the eye drops I could find on the shelves in India (and antibiotics), and ALL eye drops I could find on the shelves of Singapore airport.
I’ve also been inventing some of the most extreme eye exercises that (I think) might actually be helping me a bit. Self-experimentation. That’s the ONLY way left to me when the doctors of this world are SO INCOMPETENT.
I haven’t found the cure yet, but at times I feel that my eyes are slightly under control now, after doing all kinds of self-therapy (In India one can buy ALL medicines off the shelf, including antibiotics; I have used the knowledge acquired from books and all other sources to try out all medicines).
What value have ALL these "qualified" doctors provided to me so far? ZERO. Solution: intense self-study and self-experimentation.
Result: Doctors 0, MBBS/MD quacks 10
I can cite many other examples – both from my life and that of near family members.
If there is any single profession we should be very wary of, that is DOCTORS.
They are quick to charge BIG BUCKS for their "service", they are quick to RESTRICT ACCESS to medicines, but when it comes to CURING anyone, they are almost entirely useless.
So the next time any doctor asserts his "right" to WITHHOLD medicine from me, all I say to him is this: Please hand me a bond of $1 million that I can encash if your medicine doesn’t work. Else shut up and let me buy whatever medicine I want. You and your "qualifications" be STUFFED.
I want doctors to be brought down to earth, like any other human being: I want them to offer their service just like a tailor or barber offers his service, and let US THE CONSUMER decide.
It is when doctors gang up and become monopolists, and start asking lawmakers to restrict access to medicines that ARE OUR BIRTHRIGHT (on payment), then I become their MORTAL enemy.
FOR THEY HAVE LONG BECOME MY MORTAL ENEMIES. ENEMY OF MY LIFE. Not followers of the Hippocratic oath (do no harm) are they, for they DIRECTLY cause harm by blocking access to medicine, and thereby making medicine super-expensive, as well.
If I relied only on doctors by now, I would have long committed suicide out of sheer pain. It is ME and my critical thinking process that has saved me. And so I would like doctors to come down from their pedestal and stand along side me: as a seeker of the truth. DON'T DICTATE TO ME!
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