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coy gupta says: what goes around comes around

Entrepreneur and data mining guru Coy Gupta has strong opinions. And he doesn’t pull any punches. My post “the lies added insult to injury” touched a nerve when he read it.

“Nursing facilities often use drugs like Thorazine and Haldol to medicate patients. Wait, my mistake, Ooops! Sorry care facilities, I forgot to mention you also use various cocktails of various meds like Ambien and Lunesta to make them sleepy. Ha! So life is good for the care facility. Patients sleep, wake up, get medicated, sit there drooling all day, eat or get fed, then take pills and go to sleep again. Repeat 365 days of the year and you can manage double the number of patients with half the staff and one crooked doctor. Oh wait, the doctor is board certified, has 20 years experience and not all the smarts you might think. Oh wait, you want to argue with him or her? Good luck with getting an appointment. If your loved one dies, oh well they were old, so what did you expect? Go to court? Good luck with that too. The damages (if you can prove them), are based on the life expectancy of the deceased. Hmmmm. I wonder if we have a problem? You think the health department can solve it? Highly unlikely. And that’s good news for the doctors and staff that drug and mistreat patients. The only saving grace at this point is the abusers will eventually they’ll end up in the system they’re a part of now, and receive the same unacceptable treatment they give others. But uh oh — so will the rest of us!”

Sorry to say I think you’re right Coy.

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