When you begin writing and do quite a lot of it, what becomes apparent is the play upon words that goes into the art.
For as you write, the words that you use can take on different meanings, and you can get words to mean anything and so it is when it comes to the topic of water fluoridation, for the play upon words is ridiculous.
Fluoride is clearly being used as a medication in the treatment of the disease that is tooth decay, and those pushing for the fluoridation of water supplies will argue until they are blue in the face that fluoride is not a medication, so time for another angle with the play upon words.
Even though fluoride is clearly being used as a medication for treating a disease, through semantics it can be weaseled out of saying that it is a medication, for you only have to read the NZ Medicines Act of 1981 to see that, where they say a medicine is a medicine unless we say it’s not.
If the decision for fluoridating water supplies in New Zealand goes to the District Health Board’s (DHB’s) which the government is pushing for, then it will actually become a treatment and a treatment is anything that is used to treat a disease, therefore anyone receiving a treatment via the medical fraternity becomes a patient.
Then if the decision to fluoridate water comes from the DHB’s, then everyone in New Zealand would become a patient of the DHB’s and that changes things, because as you are looking around you come across things like the Medical Council Of New Zealand
And they have a document called Good Prescribing Practice
And since there are doctors on the boards of the DHB’s, and the DHB’s are part of the medical fraternity, therefore they are bound by the practice as set out by the Medical Council and on the very first page of the Good Prescribing Practice Document it says:
You should only prescribe medicines or treatments when you have adequately assessed the patient’s condition, and/or have adequate knowledge of the patient’s condition
And when you start looking around, the medical definition of a patient is a person receiving medical or dental care or treatment
Just thought I’d throw that one out there, and I would recommend everyone to go and read the Good Prescribing Practice document as laid out by the Medical Council Of New Zealand and see if you come to the same reasoning.
When you begin writing, you begin to understand the importance of the Play Upon Words