Leave our prostates alone

Healthcare must engage in a wider discussion about preventive medicine DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels • “Preventive medicine displays all three elements of arrogance…Aggressively assertive…Presumptuous…Overbearing.” Dr. David Sackett wrote those words over a decade ago in a neat little column in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. He was, in this case, talking about hormone replacement … Read more

The growing backlash against medical guidelines

Doctors need to “show more spine” DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels   • The disease-creation machine continues to creep forward, threatening to consume even more of us healthy people. Consider these recent news items: – Americans, we are told, are facing an epidemic of heart disease. New cholesterol guidelines suggest that virtually the entire elderly … Read more