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Health Care in Crisis: Overmedicating America

Date: July 28, 2009
Author: Ed Wallace
QUOTE: But there was a discrepancy in Judi's spinal tap results: All the markers for MS came back negative. While there was one spot of demyelination on her spinal cord, the cause of that damage was not MS. Dr. Chen, Judi's neurologist, delivered the good news—but at the same time said she wanted Judi to start the treatment as if her tests had come back positive....The proposed treatment involved in this case could have amounted to a lifetime cost of more than $450,000—and this for a patient who in fact does not have the disease for which the treatment was prescribed.

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