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!
By now I've begun to believe that the medical profession is a FARCE – or almost a farce, anyway.
Eye specialists, please read this ACADEMIC REPORT to update your knowledge about dry eyes.
Very little sign that doctors are capable of thinking. The more I meet "doctors" and "specialists", the less I now care for ANYTHING THEY SAY. How can we protect ourselves from IGNORANT doctors (and "economists")? That's the great challenge facing mankind.
What's the point of having "doctors" if every time I have a problem I am forced to figure out the solution myself?
If simple things are involved these people can generally solve the problem – although that is not something we can take for granted. The other day I read that a World Bank study by Das and Hammer found that more than half the treatments suggested by government doctors were likely to make patients worse, not better. [Source]
Well, I'm convinced that this is not just applicable in India or to government doctors. It is a WORLDWIDE phenomenon. More than half the doctors in the West are bumbling nitwits who will generally worsen your problem through their ignorance.
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Yes, I know that a lot of my friends are doctors so they'll probably object to my strong language. But when the doctor fraternity has PRIMARILY GIVEN ME PAIN – or little relief from pain – and I have been forced to find out solutions to my problems myself (after undertaking significant research and experimentation), then I don't feel much sympathy towards doctors.
I won't go into my the RSI issue. That was super painful, very difficult. And after being bumped around like a tennis ball from one "specialist" to another – each of them without ANY CLUE about the problem – I was forced to find out the solution on my own. For the past many years now my solution (yes, MY solution) is still the world's No.1 remedy for RSI on google (type in "rsi cure" to check for yourself; also join this FB group to find out how I'm helping others resolve their RSI problem).
But my RSI problem has been NOTHING compared with the SEVERE eye problem I developed last October.
Doctors and a specialist then did the usual rigmarole: giving me UTTERLY USELESS "remedies" and sending me on a wild-goose chase. I was forced – once again – to find out the solution myself.
Each of the "solutions" I initially found was imperfect. It is only now – after suffering this ghastly problem for nearly one year and after trying out all kinds of things (self-directed, self-discovered), and continuing to read ENORMOUS amounts of academic literature including journal articles (and watching tens of Youtube movies) – that have I finally figured out the basic cause of my eye problem and HENCE finalised the solution.
My earlier efforts to solve this problem were in the right direction but were not the FINAL solution since they did not identify the cause properly. It is so crucial to know the correct cause.
This time the story fits. Everything fits. The jigsaw has been solved.
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The eye specialist I went to laughed off my eye pain, saying that it should go away if go for a walk. This "specialist" didn't know the basic fact that ALL eye doctors should know like the back of their hand – that the cornea of the eye is SUPER-SATURATED WITH NERVES. It is one of the most sensitive areas of the body. My cornea was HURTING and making my entire head hurt badly. And this fool was fobbing me off.
I asked this "specialist" to analyse the cause and undertake relevant tests. I even suggested the names of the tests. He tried to fool me, saying that regardless of the cause there is only one solution: anti-inflammatory eye drops. A crass idiot!
The truth is that there are MANY different causes of eye pain and each cause has a different remedy.
What I have found by now is that I have (or had, till I found the cure) an EVAPORATIVE dry eye problem. This problem occurs when when the OIL layer of the tears is insufficient, which makes tears dry off quickly.
When the tears dry off the result is ASTONISHINGLY PAINFUL. Why? Because RAW NERVES in the nerve-rich cornea get exposed to the air. That sends horrendous pain signals to the brain. Only when asleep does the pain switch off.
This "specialist" was making light of my pain, suggesting that it wasn't even necessary to conduct a test. This FOOL "knew" everything without applying his mind.
Had there been a deficiency in the watery layer I would have needed punctal plugs. Had there been a deficiency in the quality of the oil layer I would have needed nutritional supplements.
But my problem was LACK OF SUPPLY of the oil layer. That's what I know now. It had NOTHING (or almost nothing) to do with "inflammation".
To cut the long story short I found the cure on my own last weekend. I had to be like Sherlock Holmes. Each piece of the jigsaw came together. Then I knew I had the answer.
My earlier "solutions" (manuka honey and aloe vera) worked for a while because they were in the right direction. But they were not the complete cure.
The complete cure is now available here.
Only, I'm afraid that by now my eye glands might have got permanently damaged due to the significant delay in finding the cause (hence the cure).
Had the "eye specialist" conducted proper tests AND USED HIS HEAD he would have quickly identified the cause of my pain – as Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. But he did not bother to use his HEAD. He was applying LAZY thinking, PREJUDICE. He assumed he knew my problem. He gave me a general-purpose eye steriod
This past one year has been sheer hell. It is difficult to describe what life feels like when one's head is CONSTANTLY swimming in pain. It is tragic that "SPECIALISTS" don't care to investigate such problems carefully even when the solution is actually quite simple.
I recommend that you treat "specialists" like mental deficients, retards.
First find out in advance from Mr. Google (spend a lot of time acquiring knowledge) about your problem. That way when you meet the doctor tell him or her EXACTLY what you want him to do. Don't let the "doctor" dictate the conversation. TELL HIM what to do.
Also, ASK question to check whether the "specialist" knows anything. Most likely he/she has forgotten everything he/she learnt in medical school, and has not read a SINGLE WORD since then.
If you rely on "specialists" you are doomed.
So START THINKING for yourself.