This has begun to change just recently beginning with Pauline Anderson’s Physician Health Programs: More Harm Than Good? which was the first mainstream medical news article addressing these problems. The FSPHP dismissed all allegations in a pompous dismissal of the allegations as well as the integrity of the author and those interviewed. The dismissive rebuttal did not give any direct answers. After the BMJ article put to rest some of the claims made by the FSPHP they have chosen to remain silent and not respond undoubtedly hoping that by ignoring us we will go away. That cannot happen. We have to demand direct and simple answers to direct and simple questions. We have to confront them with critical reasoning backed by fact and evidence and demand answers and we have to do this relentlessly and loudly.
This blog has been a nexus for those abused by these programs and the numbers are growing. Many were at first fearful this was a trap and reluctant to reach out. It is essential that a non-profit advocacy group as well as a watchdog group be created and this is the next logical step and why I created the fund for donation last year. It is nowhere near its goal. Without some immediate funding I may have to abandon these plans. Unfortunately those against physician health reform who are profiting from this and have essentially unlimited funds and are well connected politically. The gains we have made may be short lived if we don’t keep up the momentum. I am losing ground. If I do not get some quick funding I will not be able to proceed with this blog and move this forward. Then the bastards win.
So I am asking everyone who reads this to donate just $1.00 to my fund. Of course anything more would be greatly appreciated but just donate one buck. It is for a good cause, it is the right thing to do and it makes a difference here. If you do this then I can keep this going for now.
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