Fred Baughman

A neurologist in private practice for 35 years, he differentiates real diseases — epilepsy, brain tumor, multiple sclerosis, etc. — from “no disease” diagnoses — emotional, psychological, psychiatric. . . .

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“Unfortunately, the entire evidence base has been perverted,” said Joseph Ross, a professor at Yale Medical School who has studied the issue.  

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Bloomberg News conducted a data review of payroll records for 1.4 million public employees of the 12 largest states. The findings show that public employees in California earn far higher salaries than in other states, from prison operations to health care, base salary to overtime. The first, of a six-part series, America’s Great Payroll Giveaway,…

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   The following announcement was posted on TeenScreen’s website (November 15, 2012):  "Important Announcement for Schools & Communities:  We are sorry to inform you that the TeenScreen National Center will be winding down its program at the end of this year. Accordingly, we will no longer train or register new programs."   http://www.teenscreen.org/ No explanation was…

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The latest area of controversy focuses on the proposed revision of the definition "behavioral addiction disorder" extending the addiction diagnosis to include drug, alcohol and gambling.  It is estimated that the change would expand the number of people labeled as "addicts" by 20 to 30 million who would be entitled to treatment and disability payments costing taxpayers many hundreds of millions of dollars.

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“Overuse is one of the most serious crises in American medicine.” The crisis is not only of misspending of resources, overuse of medical treatments is causing  treatment-produced harm, including preventable deaths. 

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