12/16/2005 11:55am, #11
Is there no legal liability when this guy assists a sick person in dieing because they believed his **** train? I know the guy is morally corrupt, it just seems like at the very least he could incur some civil lawsuits.
12/16/2005 12:30pm, #12Originally Posted by LohffYou can't make people smarter. You can expose them to information, but your responsibility stops there.
12/16/2005 12:41pm, #13
Originally Posted by PirateJon
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12/16/2005 1:18pm, #14Originally Posted by PirateJon
That is, alternative, "natural" remedies" - the things that fall under nutritional supplements and the like.
As I remember it, the Senator from Iowa, Harkin, got a burr up his butt about bees wax, or pollen, or some such, as natural cure for allergies. So he pushed through a lot of alternative medicine bills.
About this time, there was a push by the industry to lighten oversight of nutritional supplements - there was a commercial showing a SWAT team breaking into a house, then Mel Gibson popped up, saying something like "it's only vitamins".
So now we have, on one side, the highly regulated but overprices pharmacy industry, and on the other the cheaperbut unregulated alternative medicine gang.
There are some, honest and caring, practitioners from both sides that kinda meet in the middle, but there's also more leeway for rip-offs to both directions.