Essay Eating Animals By Jonathan Safran Foer

1236 Words Mar 29th, 2015 5 Pages
Author Jonathan Safran Foer said in his 2009 book, Eating Animals, “It 's always possible to wake someone from sleep, but no amount of noise will wake someone who is pretending to be asleep” (53). He verbalizes what most are afraid to consider; the American medical programs are problematic, and the profiteers and distributors of drugs feign ignorance over the corruption of the industry. Unfortunately, these issues are deeply rooted in the history and practices of doctors and pharmaceutical companies. The United States healthcare system needs to be reformed because not only do the underinsured receive secondary treatment due to the Food and Drug Administration standards, but doctors pocket “gifts” from prescription drug companies and those with mental illnesses undergo prolonged and sometimes unnecessary drug programs due to industry bigotry. The medical practitioners’ main purpose is to aid the health of the people, not toss prescriptions around for some extra money.

Doctors by practice are required to do all they can to provide patients with everything possible to recover from their illnesses and injuries. Prescription pills and antibiotics are meant to heal and help recovery; they are not supposed to be used as a way to earn excessive profits. Sadly, the doctoral practice has become exclusively about turning health issues into opportunities for trips to Tahiti. Recently, there have been numerous pharmaceutical companies implicated of bribing various doctors and offices…

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