I wonder how many people commit suicide due to pharmaceutical drugs that are prescribed?
How many of the doctors whose patients commit suicide due to the pharmaceuticals they prescribed are disciplined?
Dr. Armstrong has helped a lot of people over the years, people that other doctors were unable to help, or worse, subjected to harm.
Finding doctors that don’t harm people with environmental and chemical “sensitivities” (from ignorance, disbelief, or even inadvertently, while others take their oath to do no harm as an excuse to do nothing) is nearly impossible. Too many of us are forced to go without health care as a result.
Although it seems that her approach was lacking in this case (we don’t have all the details), and my condolences go out to the family who lost a loved one, in addition to the hypocrisy of not disciplining other types of doctors after patient suicides, the closing statement in the article is propaganda that will inflict harm on people whose needs are not being served by the current system:
“Critics, including many doctors, say sometimes there’s no evidence that something is dangerous because it actually isn’t dangerous, and trying to find environmental sources for particular afflictions can mean ignoring real problems.”
The critics are usually from the petroleum/pharmaceutical industry and have a lot to lose if MCS/ES is officially understood.
All too often now, ignoring the man-made environmental sources of adverse health effects means ignoring the real problems, and countless people, including children, are suffering as a result.
(continued in the comments, I don’t have the reblogging format down yet)