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Dr William Osler, a Canadian physician and one of the founding members of the Johns Hopkins Hospital in the USA, perhaps could foresee the trajectory of medicine when he said: “The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade; A calling, not a business; A calling in which your
Most Australians are likely unaware of the proposed new World Health Organization’s (WHO) Pandemic Treaty or the 2005 International Health Regulations (IHR) Amendments which are currently being discussed in Geneva and will be voted upon, on their behalf, in the week of 27 May this year.
People often say that ‘truth is like a lion’ and needs no defending. If it is let loose, it will fight viciously to maul its way and protect itself.
Prestigious medical journals indeed carry much ‘prestige’, commanding devout respect from the medical community, government, media and public. This prestige hinges on blind trust. Modern-day physicians religiously trust clinical trials that are peer-reviewed, doubly blinded and placebo-controlled. With a little bit of media spin, the studies’ findings become the buzz
In a significant blow to patient autonomy, the death knell of informed consent has silently been rung just 77 years after being codified in the Nuremberg Code.
Gigi Foster and Dr. Ron Ehrlich discuss the influence of industry on policy and the impact on healthcare.

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