Thursday, April 30, 2015

"Statin Sluts"

Fellow Physicians:
As I continue to see pressures everywhere in medicine to over-prescribe statins to lower cholesterol, I wonder why we sold out the medical profession on this issue.  Are we for sale?  Are we just "Statin Sluts"?

Are we a CT scan sales force?  Are we shareholders in chemotherapy manufacturers?

When did we decide that "More is always better"?

When did we decide that "Life is medical"?

When did we decide to ignore the principles of medical ethics and expose our patients to "Bonus Based Medicine"?

Let's stop being leaderless lemmings and act like physicians.  Not spineless, un-scientific shills for hospitals and the pharmaceutical industry.

What do you think?

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