Imagine spending eight years after high school studying for your dream career. You apply to every medical school you can think of. If you don’t get into a cheaper state school, you apply to more expensive private medical schools. Some aspiring physicians even apply to schools in other countries. When you finally graduate you must then apply for graduate medical education (GME) training programs, which are required before you can practice medicine in all 50 states.
There is a new study at the Goodman Institute website that makes fascinating reading. Author Greg Rehmke writes:
Saturated fat as the major cause of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease in the U.S. and around the world. They promoted a low-fat diet with increased consumption of carbohydrates instead. Obesity in the US has been steadily increasing ever since.
The Lown Institute recently released its Top 10 worse examples of profiteering and dysfunction in our health care system in 2021. Lown’s so-called Shkreli Awards were named after Martin Shkreli, the “pharma bro,” whose company became infamous for price gouging. After Turing Pharmaceuticals bought the 60-year old drug Daraprim, the price rose for $13.50 a pill to $750 a…