Are you interested in learning the economics of health and medicine? Are you a skeptic of Natural Medicine? Are you a proponent alternative medicine? We would like to highlight this article published by Time Magazine in 2004. In light of the recent uprising of the Occupy Wall Street movement, many of us find ourselves defining or defending our beliefs. This article dives into issues concerning drugs, the FDA, the pharmaceutical industry and politics. Please take a minute and read.
The Issues ’04: Why We Pay So Much for Drugs
Helen Clark of Kennebunk, Maine, is a smuggler of sorts. At 77, the retired registered nurse doesn’t look the part. She still does volunteer work–administering flu shots, cutting toenails and organizing blood drives–at the Southern Maine Medical Center, where she worked for more than four decades, first in the maternity ward and later in the operating room.Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,993223,00.html#ixzz1eBO4npu6