By Otis Webb Brawley
How We Do Harm exposes the underbelly of healthcare today―the overtreatment of the wealthy, the less than therapy of the negative, the monetary conflicts of curiosity that verify the care that physicians' offer, insurance firms that do not call for the easiest (or even the cheapest) care, and pharmaceutical businesses fascinated with promoting medicinal drugs, whether they enhance well-being or do damage.
Dr. Otis Brawley is the executive clinical and clinical officer of the yank melanoma Society, an oncologist with a blinding medical, learn, and coverage occupation. How We Do damage pulls again the curtain on how medication is admittedly practiced in the US. Brawley tells of medical professionals who pick out remedy in line with fee they are going to obtain, instead of on validated medical effects; hospitals and pharmaceutical businesses that search out sufferers to regard no matter if they don't seem to be really unwell (but so long as their coverage will pay); a public primed to swallow the most recent capsule, irrespective of the price; and emerging healthcare expenditures for unnecessary―and frequently unproven―treatments that all of us pay for. Brawley demands rational healthcare, healthcare drawn from results-based, scientifically justifiable remedies, and never simply the peddling of sizzling new drugs.
Brawley's own background – from a formative years within the gang-ridden streets of black Detroit, to the fairway hallways of Grady Memorial medical institution, the most important public health facility within the united states, to the boardrooms of the yank melanoma Society―results in a passionate view of drugs and the politics of disorder in the USA - and a deep realizing of healthcare at the present time. How We Do Harm is his well-reasoned manifesto for change.