Alternative Medicine

April 10, 2009

Elan Dubrofsky

We’re very lucky to have been born in the 20th century. Back in the day people used to live to be 40 years old and a flu usually led to death. But then scientists came up with awesome things like germ theory, vaccines, antibiotics and all of the things that have lead to us having a crapload of healthy baby boomers that will need our help learning to use email for many years to come. Hurray for modern medicine! Hip hip… oh wait. There is a growing community that prefers to use unproven medicines to cure their ailments. This of course has lead to many companies keen to produce and sell these “alternative” treatments . And why not? R&D costs for FDA approved medicine are in the millions. It’s expensive to prove that your medicine works and is safe. There’s a lot more profit in the holistic business. Plus you can promise anything without being accountable. In my talk I’ll provide an unbiased overview of CAM (completentary alternative medicine).