July 20, 2011

POLITICIZED MEDICINE IN BRITAIN: “If policy makers followed the evidence base, they would advise men and women over 45 to drink more. Yet last week, the BMA called for shorter opening hours of pubs and off-licences, a total ban on alcohol advertising, and higher alcohol pricing. Much energy is devoted to the low-hanging fruit of junk science, such as homeopathy, yet there seems to be a reluctance to tackle the institutional junk.”

That’s because the “institutional junk” serves institutional interests — mostly in controlling people.

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