Brent S. Rushall in a commentary on the positive test of the Australian cricketer, Graeme Rummans (2002).
There is a "backlash" movement in modern medicine called evidence-based medicine. It is a conservative approach whereby treatments are only administered when supported by rigorously developed objective proof. It is the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions with the intent of providing the best care of individual patients.
Graeme Rumman's physician practiced evidence-based medicine. The drug-testing culture does not practice this approach, although there is no question about the intentions of anyone involved in Australian drug-testing.
Any decision of punishment for Graeme Rummans will result in support for mythical premises and blind-obedience to flawed reasoning that is contrary to evidence.
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