Canadian Healthcare: Fantasies of the Proletariat

During a recent dinner with some Canadian acquaintances, our hostess went on a mini-rant about how “terrible” it was for American women to have children because of our “dreadful” healthcare system. (Interestingly, this came on the heels of our complaints about how Canadian healthcare had treated my father-in-law.) According to all of the other cat-ladies Read More …

Canadian Healthcare: Ontario’s Assisted Suicide Law is a Joke

In 2017 the province of Ontario passed legislation entitled: “Medical Assistance in Dying” (MAID). The ostensible purpose of MAID is to assist terminally ill and suffering patients with euthanasia services. MAID can be administered by a doctor or a nurse practitioner. While it is sensible to enshrine protections into such a law to prevent abuse/misuse, Read More …

Canadian Healthcare: A Kafkaesque Nightmare

I expect this to be the first in series of posts on the nightmare world of Canadian healthcare. Americans – the general public, politicians and media elites alike – generally seem to believe that the Canadian socialized medical system is some sort of mythical Santa Claus where the care is good, the prices are low, Read More …

Cloud Fail: Ransomware hits dentists offices

Hundreds of U.S. dentist office systems were simultaneous hit with the REvil (Sodinokibi) ransomware. This was only possible because hundreds of dental practices use CLOUD BASED infrastructure to manage their patient records. Successfully attack the cloud infrastructure serving any business community (dental, medical, legal, etc) and the potential payoffs are HUGE – nothing less than Read More …

Generic Drug Hazards: Told ya so!

No medicine, inadequate medicinal bioactivity, poisonous contaminants, you name it. China has wrecked havoc on our nation’s pharmaceutical supplies, and consumers have essentially no protection, and no recourse. “China doesn’t have anything like the consumer protection laws and product liability laws like the United States does,” said Rosemary Gibson, a health care expert at the Read More …

12 Myths of Physician Assisted Suicide

MD Magazine did an analysis of Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) laws and their outcome in Oregon and Washington, and came to some disturbing conclusions. One of the more striking observations was that despite claims that most people request PAS due to “overwhelming pain”, MD researchers instead found: “…the most common reasons for requesting medical aid Read More …