I agree it's worth a try, but the problem is that media outlets operate on advertising revenue, and the medical community likes to play dirty. I know this from personal experience. My husband has been in the newspaper publishing business for 16 years, in several cities. The doctors and hospitals are a huge source of profits, and they do not hesitate to threaten to pull whenever the content conflicts with their marketing messages.
In other words, write all the opinion pieces you want, but don't expect it to get published if it casts a negative light on mainstream medicine. You might luck out.
yes i experienced this bias when i wrote a rhetoric to the local paper about their whooping cough article...i included links and all, but my comment never appeared.