The stupidity of some involved in the wide world of medicine never ceases to amaze me. Today I read that the makers of Maalox in their infinite wisdom created a product called Maalox Total Relief that actually contains a substance that may exaccerbate bleeding (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iJ_Wvve3Fl8Wrb6Wf6zjVPRxsYJwD9DU61D81. And we wonder why so many are calling for health care reform! and why there is such a strong "underground" patient movement (sometimes broadly referred to as Health 2.0 (see http://www.health2con.com/)).
As phsycians, we need to wake up, smell the roses: take control so we do provide RELIEF, not confusion.