In the age of the Internet and in our lax regulatory environment, there are more quacks than ever before.
It has conflict of interest rules that are lax and ineffective.
Continuity is lax: some actors play several characters; other roles are portrayed by multiple actors.
c.1400, "loose" (in reference to bowels), from Latin laxus "wide, loose, open," figuratively "loose, free, wide," from PIE root *(s)leg- "to be slack, be languid" (cf. Greek legein "to leave off, stop," lagos "hare," literally "with drooping ears," lagnos "lustful, lascivious," lagaros "slack, hollow, shrunken;" Latin languere "to be faint, weary," languidis "faint, weak, dull, sluggish, languid"). Of rules, discipline, etc., attested from mid-15c.
"salmon," from Old English leax (see lox).