When everyone starts saying NO
to products and the companies who deliberately deceive and mislead in this way -- health care costs have no place to go but DOWN.
But better than that -- we can begin to rebuild the public trust for doctors and nurses -- trust that has been eroded over the decades of not only allowing industry, but in many instances participating with them to undermine prudence and good judgement.
I'm looking forward to the day when the non-profit sector is reformed so that it can no longer serve as the tax-exempt marketing arm of corporate America, when marathons are run to raise money for prevention rather than cures, and when there is an internet posted list of medical reporters to avoid because they can't tell the freakin' difference between a product marketing gambit and a legitimate medical report. Grrrrrrrrrrrr.
No doubt there are some really good people out there doing what's right by all of this. Just need to find them and throw the support their way.
Here's the absolute best website on the subject: www.nofreelunch.org