Otis Webb Brawley is an oncologist in Atlanta and has been chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society since 2007. He is disillusioned by what he sees as the disparities in both access to and the quality of medical care in this country. He believes this is because of ignorance, intellectual laziness, even greed on the parts of individual doctors who practice substandard medicine; professional medical societies and the pharmaceutical industry; and regulatory bodies that aren’t doing their jobs.
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