Monday, March 11, 2013

Medicalization of health issues

The video below is a humorous look at the medicalization of health issues in developed nations. The song is based on USA. Nevertheless, similar issues abound in Singapore and Canada.

IMHO, the best solution is to educate healthcare users. E.g. The video below on opioid medication by Dr Mike Evans (with support from MyFavouriteMedicine.comCentre for Addiction and Mental Health and Canada Health Infoway).

"Best Advice for People Taking Opioid Medication"

Note from 7:18 to 7:30 where Dr Mike Evans says, 
"My sense is that many patients who are taking opioids for pain are painted with this wider brush of suspicion, which is unfortunate."

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