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American Society of Anesthesiologists: Is Apathy or Avarice Precluding Advocacy of Better Patient Safety?
Date:3/9/2010

“What part of ‘medicate the brain, measure it’ does the ASA not understand?” asks prominent, board certified anesthesiologist Barry Friedberg, MD. “Is the ASA not as smart as a fifth grader?”

(PRWEB) March 9, 2010 -- One year ago, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) declared itself to be in the relentless pursuit of patient safety.

Yet no answer has been forthcoming to the challenge to defend the six years it took the ASA to declare pulse oximetry a standard of care.

“What part of ‘medicate the brain, measure it’ does the ASA not understand?” asks prominent, board certified anesthesiologist Barry Friedberg, MD. “Is the ASA not as smart as a fifth grader?”

‘Big Pharma’ makes its profits by selling more, not less, drugs.

ASA advocacy of widespread brain monitoring could represent losses of up to 30% of gross revenues along with Big Pharma's diminished ability to provide millions of dollars for the ASA’s survival.

Why should the average patient be concerned about the flow of Big Pharma dollars to support the ASA?

“The critical need for Big Pharma’s dollars might impede the ASA&rsq
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