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  • s  induced by a physician's words or therapy (used especially of a complication resulting from treatment)

  • Criminal involvement in the marijuana business is an iatrogenic disease, and the forces who make their living enforcing our marijuana laws love it that way.
  • Doctors seldom mention the fact that an illness can be iatrogenic, i.
  • When she recovers from the shock of the bill, she will find the original ailment still there plus a few new ones (iatrogenic mechanical failure?).
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  • Obamacare’s Many Negative Side-Effects Should Surprise No One
    Government intervention causes iatrogenics — unintended negative consequences that hurt the very people they’re intended to help. Nowhere is this better exemplified than with Obamacare, a policy intended to bring insurance to all that has in effect taken it away from many. This paradox can be applied to other policy arenas as well.
    Dec. 26, 2013 - Ludwig von Mises Institute

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