Have you heard about the NBC drama, "Law & Order:SVU" that aired an episode last night about HIV/AIDS being mistreated by a doctor who used natural remedies? It was out of control, the summary of the episode is here, followed by a viewers comment and NBC phone number to complain. I figured you would want to know and spread the info around.
LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
DOCTOR MELINDA WARNER’S (TAMARA TUNIE) EXPERTISE COMES INTO PLAY WHEN HOMEOPATHIC DOCTOR GIDEON HUTTON (GUEST STAR MARTIN MULL) GOES ON TRIAL FOR THE DEATH OF A YOUNG GIRL WITH AIDS.
Detectives Elliot Stabler (Chris Meloni) and Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) find themselves in unfamiliar territory when Doctor Raye Massey (Donna Murphy) calls them in to investigate the case of a baby infected with AIDS. The detectives enlist the help of Dr. Melinda Warner (Tamara Tunie), a member of an AIDS surveillance team along with Dr. Massey. While Dr. Warner investigates the baby’s medical case, Detectives Stabler and Benson discover that the baby had been prescribed ineffective vitamins by Doctor Gideon Hutton (guest star Martin Mull), who runs a “voodoo” medical practice. After the detectives probe for more answers, similar cases of mistreated AIDS surface, such as the death of Susan Ross’ (guest star Paula Malcomson) daughter. Her 18-year-old son Tommy Ross (guest star Aidan Mitchell) also gets pulled into the case, forcing him to decide whether to take on his mother’s belief in homeopathic medicine or fight against it. With Dr. Warner’s medical research and testimony, the case calls the ethics of Dr. Hutton’s practices into question.
That was the biggest attempt to make a mockery of holistic health care I have seen yet. It was a scripted ad written for and by the drug companies that have been losing big money since they have yet to produce a single, double blind placebo study that shows HIV causes AIDS. The American public deserves better than to be told what is fact, which is not, and to do so in such a smear to holistic medicine was ridiculous. I have no desire to watch more Big Pharma ads on your dramas, I see enough of them on the commercial breaks and NBC should make enough money from those alone, SELL OUTS!
People, if you are sickened by this episode as much as the people who are posting, then call NBC switchboard and let them know! 212.664.4444 and ask to be put through to the comment line.