We have to remember, you could actually poll every parent in America, but some people won't believe the results unless it's approved and published by the pharmaceutical industry, or one of the industry-funded "research centers."
You know the people who rushed to their pediatrician for antibiotics for ear infections (and even colds and mild coughs!), and who rushed to the doctor for flu shots and Tamiflu, and who rushed to the doctor for hormone replacement therapy? The ones who wouldn't listen to anyone who said, "hey, ear infections and mild colds don't need antibiotics, and they're going to cause more harm than good?" Remember how they reacted? They insisted that those antibiotics CURED the viral ear infections and the viral colds and coughs. They swore up and down that the flu shots prevented flu, and that Tamiflu was a NECESSITY, and they (or their mothers or grandmothers) absolutely HAD to have hormone replacement therapy.
I have a friend who is a family practice physician. He tried to tell patients who came in with ear infections, colds, cough, flu symptoms, even pinkeye, that they probably didn't need antibiotics, and says that many became verbally abusive, complaining that he was withholding necessary treatment. He said that the only way he could stay in business was to prescribe them the antibiotics that they demanded. The situation that really had him shaking his head in disbelief was the number of patients he had who came in demanding Lyrica for their "restless legs syndrome.") Every single one had either diabetes or vitamin deficiency.
It's amazing how effective those pharmaceutical industry commercials are. Every TV station (except PBS), every magazine, almost every radio station, every billboard. How brilliant a marketing strategy, to invent a disease to create an artificial need for a drug.
And then the kicker is that those media businesses RELY on the pharmaceutical industry (the money from the commercials and adverts) to survive. So they are easily pressured into refusing to publish anything that casts doubt on ANY pharmaceutical product, because then all their funding will be yanked.
Yep, it's a very, very corrupt scene out there.
Sometimes it's very hard to tell the difference between a paid spokesperson for a pharmaceutical product and a normal everyday person who is just parroting the same propaganda. The problem is, they are equally destructive, if they convince someone to take a drug (or a vaccine) that then causes health problems.
Agreed but I will go out on a limb and say your doctor friend is negligent. Prescribing a drug for something that it cannot and will not help and the doctor knows this, is negligent IMO.