Doctored: A Documentary
2012, 90 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Documentary, Medical/Health
“Your back pain will require SURGERY”
“Without these pills, you face life-long PAIN”
“Your child's behavior requires MEDICATION”
That's what the doctor tells you,
but who tells the doctor what to say?
A visit to the doctor can be traumatic enough. Now we learn about the “influencers” – the people you never see, but whose job it is to turn you into a compliant, pill popping, revenue generation unit. And at all costs.
Medical Inc. reveals the unseen tactics of these “influencers” in an investigation that leads to the highest levels of the American Medical Association (AMA) and reveals an alarming portrait of deception and criminality. Along the way we wonder:
• Is much of what we “know” about modern medicine just slick marketing from companies that profit when we're in pain (or by putting us in pain)?
• Why aren't we being told about the successes of natural therapies?
• Why do so many people think chiropractors are “quacks,” nutritional supplements a waste of money, and acupuncture a fringe therapy?
Is it because the “Medical Monopoly” spends millions a year attacking, ridiculing, and trying to discredit these natural therapies? The answers are almost beyond belief, until Medical Inc. takes us into the courtroom with five chiropractors who, having been labeled “an unscientific cult,' fought back and won a landmark verdict.
Their heroic story forms the backdrop of one of the most personally compelling documentaries ever. Because of their bravery, the medical industrial complex is no longer blocking access to safe natural alternatives, pill popping is giving way to smarter preventative care, and purveyors of sickness are being shoved aside, resulting in a healthier life for us all.