What lessons does this have to offer addiction and psychiatric treatment?
Last year 41 million colds were erroneously treated with antibiotics because doctors were unwilling to confront patients who demanded drugs. Patients show up with a cold, don’t like to be told that their illness will just have to run its course, demand antibiotics, and get them—even though they won’t help. Why? Because the doctors can’t “just say no” to drugs.
- Why Doctors Uselessly Prescribe Antibiotics for a Common Cold (ideas.time.com)