The Model Health Show

The United States spends more on healthcare than any other country, yet our citizens are sicker than ever. There’s clearly a disconnect between what’s happening inside the healthcare system and the treatment that patients receive. While most healthcare practitioners set out on a career path to help folks, they too are caught in a system of standards of care that prohibit true change, health, and vibrancy. 

There’s no one better suited to speak on this issue than Dr. John Abramson. He is a former family physician, a Harvard Medical School faculty member, and an expert in pharmaceutical litigation. Dr. Abramson is also the author of Sickening, a book written from his experience behind the scenes of the medical industry. Sickening exposes the far-reaching deception and greed of the American healthcare system. 

This episode contains conversations on lawsuits in the pharmaceutical industry, how insulin costs have skyrocketed in recent decades, and how big pharma prevents well-meaning physicians from actually helping patients. While most of this information is saddening, Dr. Abramson’s underlying message provides solutions for American healthcare reform and true healing through personal responsibility. So listen in and enjoy this episode with the one and only, Dr. John Abramson. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How much money the United States spends on healthcare. 
  • Dr. Abramson’s career path from family doctor to expert in pharmaceutical litigation. 
  • What happened in the Vioxx lawsuits. 
  • Why doctors don’t have access to important medical data about drug efficacy. 
  • The history of insulin and its rising costs. 
  • What percentage of insulin is used by type 2 diabetics. 
  • The sad history of how insulin guidelines changed to accommodate economic hardships.
  • What you should know about the FDA’s role in approving drugs. 
  • How diabetes rates have risen over the past few decades. 
  • The socioeconomics of type 2 diabetes. 
  • How we can improve diabetes rates through prevention and lifestyle.
  • The role of the pharmaceutical industry in the opioid crisis. 
  • A comparison of American healthcare to other countries. 
  • Three constituents who suffer from our broken healthcare system. 
  • How we can create change and take responsibility for our health. 

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