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The Onion Peels Back the Layers of "Deal to Heal"

Chicken soupBy Kim Stagliano

Don't you just love The Onion?  Check out this article on the newest version of "Deal to Heal" as I call the pharma/medical complex. Thanks to Deb from one of my autism lists for the heads up! Rest and fluids? We autism parents don't get much rest. But fluids? Where's my Venti coffee?

WASHINGTON—A two-year investigation conducted in five major cities has exposed a widespread campaign by the formidable Rest and Fluids industry to infiltrate thousands of doctors' offices and dictate how they treat minor illnesses.

The investigation—the full details of which will be disclosed in this newspaper over the coming months—documented thousands of instances in which sick patients were repeatedly instructed, often verbatim, to "lie down and drink plenty of liquids." This treatment, recommended a staggering 4 out of 5 times on average, was in each case prescribed by a physician known to have recently enjoyed a golf vacation courtesy of Big Rest and Fluids.

"You have no idea how deep this goes," said Dr. X, a physician who wished to remain anonymous. "They've got everyone, from the pediatricians and family doctors, right on down to the school nurses. We've had the cure for the common cold for nearly 40 years, but it's still 'rest and fluids, rest and fluids.' Why? Because these guys are getting paid through the nose, that's why."

Read the entire piece HERE.

Kim Stagliano is Managing Editor of Age of Autism.


Kathy Blanco

onions are great, they cure the common cold...yep, I am saying it. Pour sugar into a cored out onion (leave bottom so it makes a soup bowel inside), leave for twenty four hours, then DRINK the liquidated sugar inside. The enzymes in it, kills the flu and cold viruses.


Kim, this is really too funny.

Deb in IL

OMG I made AofA! I love to laugh, so sharing good laughs with everyone makes me so happy. Our "new normal" brings different kinds of humor. :) Thanks for the recognition, Kim.

Nicole Bryant

Thank you for the laugh, I so needed it this morning!

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