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Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2006 11:23:26 +0000
From: "Michael Simpson" <>
To: imipak <>
Subject: Re: [WEB SECURITY] Re: comparing information
	security to other industries

On 12/27/06, imipak <> wrote:
> Krainium wrote:
> > How long would a pharmaceutical company
> > exist if it's drugs were known to be poisonous?  Would the patient buy and
> > take the antidote so they could continue using the drug, much like we now buy
> > and use all kinds of antivirus, anti-trojan, anti-spyware, etc?
> Adverse drug reactions (aka "side effects") are roughly speaking the
> fourth leading cause of death in the USA (and presumably similar rates
> prevail in other developed economies.)
> Lazarou J, Pomeranz B, Corey PN. Incidence of adverse drug reactions
> in hospitalized patients: A meta-analysis of prospective studies. JAMA
> 1998;279:1200–1205.
> cheers
> /i
> --
> And what exactly is a dream?
> And what exactly is a joke?
>                                            - Syd Barrett

seems appropriate to introduce concepts from the work of ivan illich
at this point

"medical nemesis" should be required reading for any medic and his
theories in general should be studied by individuals belonging to any
emerging profession

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