No Sunscreen for You

Did you know that applying sunscreen is against most schools’ policy?  Two young girls were recently not allowed to apply sunscreen, even though one suffers from a form of albinism, which is a genetic condition that makes her particularly sun-sensitive.  And guess what happened?  She got burned bad.  Wow, didn’t see that coming. The law started because the additives in lotions and sunscreens can cause an allergic reaction in children, and sunscreens are regulated by the FDA as an over-the-counter drug.  Amazingly, this law exists in 49 states nationwide.  I guarantee this got started by a ridiculous lawsuit.  And this is what happens.  More ridiculousness.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  1 comment for “No Sunscreen for You

  1. r
    July 18, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    maybe the girl’s parents can sue the school! just what we need–more lawsuits.

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