A Zealous Quest for Chemicals to Heal Ailing Brains. Throughout Dr. Floyd E. Bloom’s career, he has been looking at chemicals and the ways they affect the nervous system. By Claudia Dreifus. [New York Times: Science]
But in this article he speaks as much, and as knowledgably, about the state of the American medical system:
I see this every day in my wife, Jody Corey-Bloom, and her practice. She is a dedicated neurologist. Yet she spends most of the time allotted for contact with patients trying to get their insurance providers to allow the treatments she knows are most needed and completing endless paperwork to keep benefits coming.
Her worst fears are confirmed every time a clerk with barely a high school education vetoes her recommended treatment because another medicine may be less costly, in the short term.

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