Natural Living with Gary Null. [No. 2632], Iatrogenic Episodes. Part 4

Audio cassette
Broadcast: November 17, 2000


Natural Living with Gary Null. [No. 2632], Iatrogenic Episodes. Part 4
"This investigative report on iatrogenic episodes which are medically induced illnesses, was researched over a period of eigh years, during which time over 10,000 studies were analyzed. It is vital to note that all the studies referred to here are from mainstream medicine's own respected journals. Thus the criticism of the various therapies comes not from the 'alternative' world but from the very heart of orthodox medicine itself and from researchers using the gold standard of rigorously set-up controlled studies. So there is nothing subjective or political about the conclusions. During the past century, a medical establishment has evolved that has made itself the exclusive provider of so-called scientific, evidence-based therapies. In the past 30 years, however, there has been a growing awareness of the importance of an alternative approach to medical care, on that, either on its own, or as a complement to orthodox medicine emphasizes nontoxic and noninvasive treatments, and prevention. It is the purpose of this review to question the status quo. Specifically, we'll be looking at a variety of areas'cancer, heart disease, obstetrics and gynecology, etc.'and asking some basic questions. 1) Are the orthodox medical modalities safe and effective, i.e., have they been proven so by qualified science? 2) If they have not been proven safe and effective, then what are the risk/benefit ratios of using these modalities? 3) What are the costs, in terms of morbidity and mortality, as well as dollars and cents, of using these modalities, both to the individual and to society as a whole?

'This series will also cover: Medical Errors & Adverse Drug Reactions * Unnecessary Procedures * Politics of Health * How Our Medical System Routinely Promotes Treatment Options that Create of Exacerbate Illness."--2000 Peabody Awards entry form

Entry is five episodes of the subseries "Iatrogenic Episodes" on five tapes. This is episode 4.

Corporate Producers: Gary Null Productions
Persons Appearing: Gary Null (Reporter)
Broadcast Date: Nov. 17, 2000
Running Time: 1 hour

Related paper material including award sheet for producer Gary Null, headshot, documentary video flyer, informational sheets on Gary Null in entry folder in Hargrett Library.