A lesson to be learned from this article. Oddly enough my experience with doctors has been the opposite of this man. The NZ medical community screwed me over so bad I didn't go to doctors for years after coming to Japan. But when I finally did I found 9 out of 10 to be very good. OK, so there was one crank I had the misfortune of crossing, but I didn't stick with him for long.
New Zealander loses legal fight over crippling med addiction
Former Japan resident seeks to spread word about the dangers of benzodiazepines
By SIMON SCOTT
When Wayne Douglas arrived home in New Zealand from Japan in early 2001, his own mother didn't recognize him at the airport.
She said that I looked like a half-dead zombie," Douglas recalls. "My mother had to drive me to the doctors' rooms, which were only about 100 meters down the road, (because) I was unable to walk that far at the time."
Douglas' departure from Japan was a sudden and painful one, and was precipitated by a severe addiction to benzodiazepines, a type of tranquilizer he had been unwittingly prescribed by a Japanese doctor.