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The Doctor is Cheating You : A Devastating Expose of Unethical Malpractices in the Medical Field

N.C. Asthana

Published by Authorspress, 2011
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Contents Acknowledgement Preface I An overview of the unethical practices of the doctors and the pharmaceutical industry 1 Introduction 2 What practice Only malpractice 3 Pimps of the pharmaceutical companies 4 Looting the patients by ordering a battery of unnecessary diagnostic tests II How they frighten and cheat you in matters of your heart 5 Most useless but most abundant angioplasties 6 The unholy business of Stents of dubious value 7 The shocking truth about bypass surgery 8 Scientific facts about cholesterol how doctors have footed frightened and cheated you 9 The complexity of treating blood pressure and how doctors cheat you III How they have made diabetes into a national scare 10 Diabetes the myths of an aggressive treatment IV How they connive to dump dangerous and even banned drugs on you 11 Companies dump dangerous drugs in the market and doctors colluding with them prescribe them 12 Banned drugs and irrational combinations of drugs that are forced on you 13 How the unholy nexus of the pharmaceutical industry with doctors loots you V How they misuse and abuse antibiotics and vitamins 14 The great antibiotics racket 15 Prescribing unnecessary vitamin supplements VI The racket of unnecessary surgeries 16 What are unnecessary surgeries and what burden do they impose 17 Some common unnecessary surgeries foisted on you 18 Whither orthopaedic surgery 19 The great ICU racket VII How the female patients are exploited by unnecessary caesareans and hysterectomies 20 The racket of unnecessary caesarean operations and hysterectomies VIII How they treat you like guinea pigs in unethical trials 21 Unethical trials the most heinous of them all 22 The great fraud of stem cell treatment IX The hype surrounding Yoga 23 Busting the hype surrounding YogaOnce upon a time the foundation of medicine was altruism -- now the practice of medicine is driven only by greed and profit Medicine is no longer a profession -- it has become a business as simple as that There is a deeply entrenched nexus of doctors hospitals pathological laboratories and the big pharmaceutical companies that has been systematically exploiting the poor patients since decades Generations of doctors have kept the whole nation ignorant of basic health matters In their ignorance lies the doctors? prosperity It is high time that some stringent laws are formulated and enforced strictly to curb the unethical practices in medicine But they can be made only if the people and the policy-makers come to know of the extent of the problem Hence this bookUnethical practices in medicine and medical malpractice is a subject that has hitherto never been touched in India This book for the first time in India ruthlessly exposes all that is unethical and unscientific in the medical field with authoritative scientific arguments and research in support A clear and concise explanation of how the entire business of medical care in India has been corruptedExtremely scrupulously researched and backed by a formidable array of 553 top class references of outstanding scientists this is a stunning expose of the hitherto secret world of doctorsTough cogent and disturbing it will have an impact that will shake the deep-rooted corruption in the medical profession in this country 408 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 87284

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Title: The Doctor is Cheating You : A Devastating ...

Publisher: Authorspress

Publication Date: 2011

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