Saturday, September 03, 2011

Big Brother says: "Its for your own good!"

Not a word of a lie, FDA proposes rubber tit registry.
GAITHERSBURG, Md. -- A federal advisory panel has recommended the creation of a nationwide database to follow women who have had silicone-gel breast implants for at least a decade after they had the surgery.

What does this mean?

While the idea of a breast implant registry is just in its beginning stages, it could potentially link some reimbursement to registration or else incentivize doctors in some other way to get their patients enrolled and to keep them in the study so longitudinal data could be obtained.

Patients may need an incentive too, to encourage them to go to follow-up doctor's appointments, fill out questionnaires, and participate in focus groups.

"You can have the most well-meaning company, but if patient doesn't want to participate, the study won't work," Maisel said.

It means if people won't volunteer for the study, you MAKE them do it.  Privacy schmivacy!

Because hey, more data is good, so lots more will be REALLY good, and everybody should get out there and do good.   And if you don't we will find a way to punish you.

The Phantom


WiFi Lunchbox Guy said...

The FDA seriously expected women who could barely spell mammoplasty to fill out 25 page medical questionnaires once a year for 10+ years?!

"This report helped me stay abreast of new data and medical developments. "

It did. It sure did.

The Phantom said...

"The FDA seriously expected women who could barely spell mammoplasty to fill out 25 page medical questionnaires...?"

Voluntarily? No, not really.

That's why they are going fucking well MAKE them do it. At gun point if necessary. Stunned bitchez, its for your own good!!!

There's nothing more dangerous than a bureaucrat with an idea.

Nothing except a pissed-off civilian with a .45 Colt and a hundred million friends. Can you smell the Tea?

Alyric said...

WiFi, I just noticed the feedback meter you pointed out.

That is, without a doubt, the most unintentionally funny thing I have seen in a very long time.