Thursday, July 10, 2008

Medical corruption?

Hey, check out this article on statins for kids:

Cholesterol Drugs for 8-Year-Olds
New York Times, July 10, 2008

Now check out the Lawh-i-Tibb, Baha'u'llah's advice to doctors,
and a provisional translation at:

In the second paragraph Baha'u'llah says,

"Treat disease first of all through the diet and refrain from medicines. If you find what you need (for healing) in a single herb, do not use compound medicines. Leave off medicine when the health is good and use it in case of necessity."

As the Times editorial points out, there is no evidence that statins for kids will help with potential heart problems, and you can bet that taking a drug of any kind over decades will turn up any number of unexpected complications. Since the American Pediatric Association stands to profit from the massive profits drug companies stand to make on this advice, you can bet they are not too worried about lawsuits coming at them decades from now.

This is why we need the wisdom of a Manifestation of God. We have been eating foods for millions of years. Drugs are novelties, though how new medical corruption is is another question.

Check out this bit of satire on political corruption from Onion:

In The Know: Are Politicians Failing Our Lobbyists?

Onion should get onto this story and satirize statins for kids.

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