April 6, 2013

WHICH ISN'T QUITE FAIR TO FOLKS IN MEDICINE...:

The Drug War on Boys (DANIEL J. FLYNN, 4.5.13, American Spectator)

It's easy to wage a war on drugs when the enemy combatants wear tie-dye and long hair, or gold chains, track suits, and beepers, or, in their current incarnation, saggy drawers and designer t-shirts. When the drug pusher dons a white coat, the lab garb provides a cloak of invisibility. Despite ubiquitous evidence of their malfeasance in overmedicated America, dope dispensing doctors remain largely immune from criticism. Indeed, the indecency resides in the suggestion that writing prescriptions can be habit forming, not in the writing of prescriptions that form habits.

The collective cognitive dissonance on drugs doesn't withstand an honest look at the history of the science. In most instances, today's dirty "street" drugs were introduced as yesterday's clean cure-alls by pharmaceutical companies.

...since they're just giving parents and teachers the means they demand to control boys.

Posted by at April 6, 2013 6:46 AM
  

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