Why are ethically tainted guidelines accepted in medicine and why are tainted commentaries published in prestigious medical journals? Why are docs so easily mislead by drug company marketing? How is that drug companies are allowed to continue to operate with civil and criminal misdeeds merely a part of their cost of doing business?
No health care provider wants any patient to suffer pain, including from GERD. But the truth, dramatically highlighted by this new study, is that treatment has consequences and ignorantly applied treatment is flat out harmful. Instead of merely suppressing a symptom, hiding it away, the point MUST be to fix the problem. As the The Hippocratic Oath states “First, Do no harm”.