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About half of American doctors in a new survey say they regularly give patients placebo treatments - usually drugs or vitamins that really won't help their conditions. And many of these doctors are not honest with their patients about what they are doing.

Image (c) 2007, Karla Dorman

so:  my pain really isn't:  all
in my head:  don't need to
say it, see it laughing in your
eyes when you scribble on
a prescription pad:  you
swear it will help.  not like
you're giving me sugar pills
or anything like that:  is it?

(c) 2008, Karla Dorman (10/24)


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Reviewed by Jon Willey
doesn't that smack in the face of their hypocratic oath? -- or is it now, hypocritic oath? -- peace to you lady -- JMW
Reviewed by Sheila Roy
I'm sure they don't charge less for them, though. Hugs,
Reviewed by Cryssa C
I read this article too... pretty sad! No wonder I hate doctors!
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
So very true,but we as patients can look up info on certainmedications, or even ask the druggest....Thankfully not too many are like that.......M
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
I don't trust medicine Karla, I take very little of it, great write in relation
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope)
Placebo is used in experiments and not in treatments but it all happens to patients worldwide... and it is not the right way to treat with patients. Beautiful write
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Amazing. But they still charge real cash. I think if they prescribe a Placebo, we should be able to pay them in Monopoly Money.
Reviewed by 000 000
The commercial on tv-If you or a loved one has died from taking this medicine, call the toll free number!
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
the fraud end of this is alarming-well put
Reviewed by Linda Law
The worse part is that not only do these placebo's not have any value...the doctors are "tricking" us...and charging us the same price as the real medicine!!! That to be is fraud!!!! good point Karla... lindalaw
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
You are so right and that is the way it is here in Canada as my Dr. smerked and said I believe you are stretching the pain Rose, how would she know my pain, then she says your exrays show you have austioaritis from your neck to your lower back and your hips and four deterioated disc in your upper spine and I stretch the pain I am having as if we enjoy being in pain with many sleepless nights. Then they wonder why I have high blood pressure. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie Hugs are on the way, Rose
Reviewed by Susie McCray
You either get medicine that doesn't nothing or your get medicine that causes 20 more problems. I guess you can't win for losing.

Very real and straight to the point.
Reviewed by John Flanagan
Right on the money, well said! The patients' money, unfortunately.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Yes, this is and has been a fact of life for as far back as I can remember, yet these same doctors still are sure to charge us the same and have no regard to their patience health....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain

Short, succinct, perfect!!


Reviewed by Felix Perry
That is scary and the more we read up on the meds we are prescribed the better prepared we are to discuss them with not only our family doctor but also with our local pharmacist.

Reviewed by Gene Williamson
Re Rebecca's comment: I also prefer doctors of the female persuasion.
Karla, more often than not I forget to fill the prescription anyway.
Reviewed by Tom Hyland

WHILE - "The Rain in Spain falls Mainly on the Plain" -
SO - 'The Pain drives you Insane - do not Disdain -
WHACK - the Vain doctor with your Cane" -
THEN - 'He can Complain of Pain!' -

:) :) :) - TK.
Reviewed by Bonnie May
We've got to find the doctor that truly wants to help and not help themselves. I think that's the secret if our getting well. Lovely honest write Karla, Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
Agent Orange, pain, Pentagon answer? no pain, just psychosomatic, can we give them a dose of AO and see what they say afterwards?


Reviewed by Rebecca Russell
When I was 14, I went to the clinic on base three times with a bad sore throat and fever. Each time I saw the same doctor who asked me the same questions: "Are you pregnant? Are you sure you're not pregnant? How do you know you're not pregnant?" When I answered "No!" to each question, he prescribed aspirin and sent me on my way. Finally, on my fourth visit, I saw a different doctor (a woman) who sent me straightaway for bloodwork and then diagnosed severe mononucleosis. Even with the proper medication it took me months to completely recover, and to this day I'm jaundiced toward male doctors. Rebecca
Reviewed by Art Sun
With so many types of desease and reactions from medications it is no wonder we survive the meds given to us...all medications are an invention of the human skill...they are not a guarantee to health...the reality is that sickness is also a man made creation...

nice work Karla...

Art Sun...
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce
Before they diagnosed what was wrong with my hubby, all the other doctors think it's all in his head.

Some doctors don't know anything. They hold a piece of certificate and go about malpractising and use humans as guinea pigs. Sad world indeed!!!

Sandie Angel :o(
Reviewed by Linda Hill
Doctors don't always understand nor WANT to understand their patients needs. That is too bad for US who depend on them for our care. Keep the faith, dear friend. God is our HEALER.

Blessings and love,
Reviewed by Nicky Goodman
Oh Karla -I have a write, The Placebo Prayer, a healing prosey poem I wrote long ago about my sister's profession for her and her tutors to read from the point of view of the client, Cranio-sacral therapy -to have trust in one's doctor or healer is so important to having faith in recovery - hope you are well, ditto ed, love, Nicky xx
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
If the doctors would listen to their patients, be more understanding towards their needs, et. al, maybe there wouldn't be so many problems. As you say, "No wonder they call it medical practice: they haven't perfected it yet". Ain't it the truth! Excellent write, Karla; hopefully it will bring a call for NO MORE!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
If the doctors were honest wth their patients, they would not be able to give them the sugar pills...and now the docs of the world are starting to get smart regards pain pills, they are keeping track of what each other of them gives out...hope you are pain free...ed
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