Fortunately this particular patient was allowed to refuse drugs without repercussions. Nobody sneaked it into his "saline". So there is some progress. However this patient noticed the false and misleading verbiage in his second encounter. He was alert and aware of medical fraud as it pertains to their AMNESIA drug. Medical people want to use this drug for two reasons 1) it allows them to treat their patient roughly without fear of being caught. 2) it adds thousands of dollars to the most routine procedures. Notice that there is nothing about Versed being "good" for patients. These medical people have seen over and over, just how bad this drug is for a lot of people. They have become inured to patient suffering because of Versed. THEY want to use Versed and have come up with myriad ways to sneak it into unsuspecting patients. The lack of concise language in the so-called "informed consent" is a deliberate ploy to get what they want.
As far as the "new and improved" information in the patient paperwork describing Versed as "making patients forget" this is yet another ruse to make patients sanguine about medical care so that they can be abused. Versed doesn't "make you forget" which sound innocuous, it gives you complete and total amnesia along with abnormal obedience and a motor mouth. Why not say what Versed really does? I'm sure that there are patients who might like this! If everybody welcomes amnesia and hates the idea of remembering every detail of their procedure, then what's the problem with being honest and transparent? After all, if ALL patients want to forget the whole thing, then medical people would gleefully detail what Versed is and does, wouldn't they? So why don't they?