February 15, 2004

Malaria: US Unindicted Coconspirator? II

Ah, back from church. On our way there, I asked my wife about the story (she being the medical half of the family). When I asked her about the efficacy of chloroquine, she said that it was still ok for a few spots where there wasn't extensive resistence like some parts of latin america. She then said that she'd never prescribe it for an american because there would be too much legal liability to risk it. When asked whether it was appropriate for Africa where there was resistence, she simply said no.

What are we paying for, malaria medicine or do gooder self-esteem? If it's the latter, it's both a stupid waste of money and a public health crime.

Posted by TMLutas at February 15, 2004 02:15 PM