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(ABC News)   Doctor charged for giving weed killer to patients with cancer (That's weed killer, not killer weed)   ( abcnews.go.com) divider line
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2005-12-21 12:09:44 AM  
I'm curious to know whether or not he "honestly thought" he was "helping" them.
2005-12-21 12:13:18 AM  
Maybe he found the cure for cancer but needs to do human trials just to be sure.........
2005-12-21 12:19:51 AM  
He probably watched House tonight when Dr. House prescribed cigarettes to that guy, and just took it to the next level.
2005-12-21 12:22:46 AM  
I read that as killer weed three times.
2005-12-21 01:50:33 AM  
2005-12-21 02:11:52 AM  
100 years from now in the utopian society, they will read stories about how "they once came close to finding the cure for cancer, but charged the saviour instead..."

2005-12-21 02:44:46 AM  
Former gardener?

/got nuthin'
2005-12-21 02:45:54 AM  
The Constant Gardener.......even in the office....haha!
2005-12-21 02:46:05 AM  
As a physician, it is my considered opinion that these two should simply be set on fire. Period.
2005-12-21 02:46:11 AM  
(That's weed killer not killer weed)

for all you stoners out there.

/not sub.
2005-12-21 02:48:28 AM  
Prosecutors did not claim that anyone suffered any direct harm from the treatments.

That'd probably be their window to bust this guy.
2005-12-21 02:51:32 AM  
I read that as killer weed as well, then I thought why would you give a carcinogen to a cancer patient.

/jigsaw lives!
2005-12-21 02:53:17 AM  

I'm not even a stoner and I read that as killer weed.
2005-12-21 02:57:34 AM  
I'm still reading it as killer weed. So... where's this doctor with the killer weed?
2005-12-21 02:58:43 AM  
Bo 'n Luke

same here
2005-12-21 03:05:23 AM  
Nowhereman: I read that as killer weed as well, then I thought why would you give a carcinogen to a cancer patient.

He Bizarro doctor. Him cures healthy body with weed killer
2005-12-21 03:12:02 AM  
But...I thought that killing cancer patients was ethical? What happened? Where's Dr. Kevorkian when you need someone to explain these things?
2005-12-21 03:19:20 AM  
personally, I read it as "doctor charged with not giving weed to cancer patients". Oh well.
2005-12-21 03:19:28 AM  
How the hell would you pronounce that last name? My dental insurance directory is filled with names like his... it reads like the Calcutta White Pages.
2005-12-21 03:24:30 AM  
You found some weed. It smells like Paraquat. Smoke it? [y/n]
2005-12-21 03:53:27 AM  
ecmo19741974, I think it's four syllables.
2005-12-21 03:56:33 AM  
2005-12-21 06:56:58 AM  
I'd love to find a doctor to give me killer weed. I wouldn't be so thrilled about weed killer...
2005-12-21 07:04:04 AM  
I saw something similar on some medical fraud show. A so- called doctor was injecting terminal cancer patients with drain cleaner. He claimed it was a miracle cure, and labeled the Drano as something else. Anyone who would defraud a person who is dying a slow, miserable death is a farking scumbag.
2005-12-21 07:08:42 AM  
Chuck Norris does not care about political affiliation.
Chuck Norris is already your leader.
Obey. You'll be roundhouse kicked anyway.

...and yeah, I read it as 'killer weed', too.
2005-12-21 07:25:51 AM  
as well, i read it as killer weed.
/i dont smoke anything
2005-12-21 07:40:04 AM  
Dyslexia Kills!?!?
2005-12-21 07:41:42 AM  
Did I read it as killer weed instead of weed killer? Yup, guilty as charged.
2005-12-21 08:24:07 AM  
"unapproved and misbranded drugs"... wtf... why don't they just say poisons
2005-12-21 08:39:47 AM  
Chain: Dyslexia Kills!?!?

2005-12-21 08:45:00 AM  
Helping them in the "bloom of their life"?

/more nothin'
2005-12-21 08:54:35 AM  
70-yr-old Doctor? Is retirement looming yet??
2005-12-21 09:03:37 AM  
Eric Hexagon

I read that as killer weed three times.

Two times here! The third time I was like "no way, that is what it says!"
2005-12-21 09:06:43 AM  
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Well, it's a good thing that he wasn't injecting them with bug killer...
2005-12-21 09:15:47 AM  
Because it is.... BIZARRO
2005-12-21 09:15:55 AM  
IrieTom: Well, it's a good thing that he wasn't injecting them with bug killer...

Ummm... Actually, he did.
2005-12-21 09:16:52 AM  
No direct harm??? How do they figure that? Insecticide is not exactly V-8 juice. Also while the cancer patients were getting that they probably weren't getting treated elsewhere. And why inject them with poison anyway? Wouldn't it be simplier and cheaper to just use, say, saline solution?

/not against honest alternative treatments -- great-grandmother cured of malignant skin cancer by herbalist 15 years ago and is still healthy (regular doctors labeled it "miracle of God" in her chart).
//sorry for the long slashy
2005-12-21 09:30:29 AM  
"unapproved and misbranded drugs"... wtf... why don't they just say poisons

you are aware what chemotherapy involves don't you? the 'chemo' part stands for chemicals. These chemicals are, wait for it, poisons! They really fark a person up in the hopes that while doing that it kills the cancer cells.

not saying that this guy had a miracle cure or anything, but it sounds like he could have done much worse to them.
2005-12-21 09:35:18 AM  
He must've been high when he wrote that subscription.
2005-12-21 09:35:57 AM  
I must be high for writing subscription, not prescription.
2005-12-21 09:50:21 AM  
Michael Swango not impressed.
2005-12-21 09:51:21 AM  
This guy is probably an asshat, but people do need to tone down the poison=bad biatcheapimmitation is right, and don't forget the thousands of people that get one of the strongest poisons known injected into their face on a regular basis, or that Vitamin B12 is a cyanide compuound that releases free cyanide into your body when it's processed.

It's all a matter of degree and what's been tested. These morons probably did intend to defraud and need to be slammed over it.
2005-12-21 09:54:30 AM  
Instead of reading that as "weed killer", I read it as "You screwed up my life you farking biatch!"
2005-12-21 09:59:20 AM  
Dave's not here, man!

/yo tengo nada
2005-12-21 10:32:40 AM  
*read it as killer weed twice*
2005-12-21 10:34:45 AM  
The chemicals in chemotherapy are very close to weed killer. They are designed to attack fast growing cells more than slow growing cells. This is exactly what weed killer does as well as what chemotherapy does. Saying this, one should do clinical trials on mice or something else first. Or maybe the guy did and it worked but couldn't get FA approval and all this is some sort of coverup. The world will never know.
2005-12-21 10:48:03 AM  
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you've got little tiny weeds growing in your head bones
i'm gonna give you some special medicines for that

/that'll be $5000
2005-12-21 10:49:11 AM  
Eric Hexagon: I read that as killer weed three times.

Me too
2005-12-21 10:53:32 AM  
Did it WORK?
2005-12-21 11:32:10 AM  
Maybe it's just me, but it seems like there's more and more of these asshat doctors out there that just don't have either A) a farking clue what the hell they are doing or B)not content with thier high paying jobs and are out for more money.

I think that doctors should only get paid if they fix a patient's problem. That'd provide some incentive for them to do thier farking jobs, while weeding out the crap doctors.

While I'm at it, they shouldn't be allowed to hold stock in any pharmecutical company, or medical supply company (technically a conflict of interest).

By comparison, pilots have to requalify for thier liscence every 2 years (think that's correct...), doctors pass an exam once, and they are in (although most keep up on medical research).
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