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"Fear is the key that opens wallets" - The motto of Poke Toholo - a
shifty character in James Hadley Chase novel (Want to stay alive).
An effective tool applied by all manners of persons,professions and
religions towards maximising their income generating potentials.
The pharmaceutical industry is quite adept with this tool -applying
great leverage on the medical establishment via the KOL (key opinion
leaders) and medical journals.
The thriving Medico-legal profession also fosters a great climate of
fear for obvious reasons.
What chance then of "reassurance" in such circumstances where the
practitioner is effectively availing himself to the lynch mob of KOLs,
medico-legal lawyers, tabloid press, the PC (political correctness)
Hopefully, sanity will prevail with increased involvement of the
public in a transparent medical process including research, jurisprudence,