I think it's okay for them to pursue their own medical care. If the parents truly feel that they are doing the best for their kids, who is anyone to say "don't do that"?
What's your opinion about parents who deny their preteen kids chemotherapy in favor of prayer? They truly love their kids and believe they are doing the right thing. Should the State step in or is this okay?
The bolded type is where we disagree. I truly think that their is a cure. Doctors are not the scientists who are testing cures. They just regurgitate what they were told. We are supposed to progress as time goes on. Seems to me that "if it don't sell, it ain't progress".
I see absolutely no inconsistency here. People with incurable diseases who wish to end their suffering painlessly with the help of a doctor should have the right to do so.
Acupuncture and acupressure are proven. But they don't require drugs, so insurance won't pay. Who's being fooled?
People who wish to pursue every possible avenue towards a cure should also be able to do so, but should not be fooled into passing up proven therapies in favor of those with unproven or only anecdotal success.
Again, here we disagree. Maybe I didn't explain my point well. I do not think doctors are the bad guy. I think they are doing exactly what they have been told to do. I will not blame them. I blame the people at the FDA. I know most of those people just come to work and try to make a paycheck. They aren't evil at heart. But there are quotas to make and money to generate. "Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?" (remade by Tesla. Who's the original?)
I'm sorry that you believe that the doctors are the bad guys and the fly-by-nighters are the victims. My experience, which isn't insignificant, has been to the contrary.
I do think that. If it doesn't affect them, they don't care. Just like Bernie Madoff. I am a true capitalist. That's why I know (think) these dudes will do that. If they get a yacht, they don't care. I don't care either, until someone doesn't allow me to pursue my own happiness. What pill I swallow or smoke I inhale should not concern anyone else.
I do not believe that drug companies supress or try to discredit information about effective cures