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New World Notes - For-Profit Medicine
This week on New World Notes: radio program #210, March 13, from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m., host Kenneth Dowst takes a first look at a very large subject: corporate-controlled, for-profit medicine.
We feature 2 interesting articles. One examines the booming business of diagnostic CT scans. Problem is, researchers have found that the biggest identifiable cause of breast cancer is... CT scans!
The other article exposes the Susan G. Komen organization as a right-wing tool of Big Pharma. It's an outfit that has little interest in preventing breast cancer, and it turns a blind eye to the ways its corporate backers are causing breast cancer.
Plus remarks by Ralph Nader, Dr. Susan Rosenthal, and Kenneth Dowst. Both articles read are from CounterPunch. Ken has condensed and edited them for radio broadcast. The full texts are here: http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/12/26/the-leading-cause-of-breast-cancer/ and and here: http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/02/09/the-komen-con/.