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November 12, 2003

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I have commented on my blog:
http://www.gruntdoc.com/archives/000393.html

As for the prescription, it's for 2 reasons: First, as an FDA medical device, it can only be used with a doctors' order/prescription. Second, that way there's still a doc to sue when the patient dies.

Good call Grunt Doc about the holding Doctors liable. It's like our society is pent on halving something to blame and it seems even more so in the medical field.


Tommy G
"Don't drink and drive, you will get a dui..."

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