God herself has spoken
I think that things for CAPers will get harder and harder. There is a great crusade against the use of antibiotics. God herself has now spoken. Doctors in the UK and elsewhere will be looking over their shoulders to check that authorities don’t accuse them of prescribing antibiotics inappropriately. In the video below you will hear England’s Chief Medical Officer tell you what’s causing the problem: yes, men!
Our government’s advisory body on prescribing – NICE – is recommending that GPs should be given individual reports on their antibiotic prescribing. Clearly, that’d be a prelude to naming and shaming in front of their peers and employers … no pressure there, then.
With that sort of pressure, how ill would a British GP need to be to prescribe antibiotics for months on end … let alone years (Lucky Irene, get yourself cured quick … or lock your GP in a safe).
Most people haven’t got the wherewithal, let alone the bottle to go and buy their own meds. Most people just don’t realise that it is possible, let alone legal (which it is in the UK).
The phrase that seems to govern allopathic medicine today is consensus. It is consensus medicine that is practiced and licenced. The consent and consensus is not between the doctor and the patient but between the doctor and his peers (provided that conforms to The Establishment’s norms).
If a doctor tries something and it works, that is irrelevant. I believe that sort of nonsense is called empiricism. If a treatment is shown to fail or be of no benefit, so long as it forms part of the mainstream consensus, then it’s good to continue. The fact that the patient deteriorates is also irrelevant. The idea that MS is caused by a bacterial infection certainly does not sit alongside consensus medicine.
Jeez, I’ve been unable to get tini for ages; I think Sally’s stamped on my supply already. I’ll have to try and borrow off of Moggie!