Spiegs1106 wrote:Everyday we see advirtisments for meds. This seems to inditace that pills are playing an important role in american health care. Is this the best direction for american health care? If yes, hoe will it continue to work? If no, why not and give other alternatives.
Depends. Are you talking from the business side, or the personal side?
From the business side, it's great. People keep coming in, getting prescriptions for whatever junk the doctors tell them they "need", and the entire medical profession continues to make money. Couldn't be any better than that, could it?
From a personal standpoint, it's horrible. Americans just flat out don't take responsibility for their own actions and don't realize that most problems are only in their heads. They also want some sort of attention for their "issues", or a miracle cure. Most of the time, a placebo will do the exact same job the prescription will do. It's all a mental thing for a lot of people who take prescriptions.
It's not getting any better either, so this path will continue for quite some time. Pretty sad.