Death by medicine is a twenty-first century epidemic, and America’s war on drugs is clearly directed at the wrong enemy. – Dr. Joseph Mercola
A RECENT ARTICLE OF HIS LISTS WHICH DRUGS ARE THE WORST, AND HOW MUCH THE TOP PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES HAVE PAID OUT IN COURTS FOR THE DEATHS AND/OR DISABILITIES AND IRREVERSIBLE DAMAGES.
MY LIST OF MANY OF THESE AND WHY THEY ARE SO OFTEN CITED AS 'TROUBLING DRUGS' IS FOUND BELOW.
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ARE CURRENTLY RESPONSIBLE
FOR MORE DEATHS THAN ALL ILLEGAL DRUGS COMBINED, AND IT ISN'T GETTING ANY BETTER!
EVEN the CDC admits that!
Frieden, the CDC director himself, said just this year, “...it’s a big
problem, and it’s getting worse..." [Glover, S, Girion, L. “Prescription
drug-related deaths continue to rise in U.S.” Los Angeles Times. 29
March 2013. Web. 1 May 2013. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-prescription-drugrelated-deaths-continue-to-rise-20130329,0,2980747.story].”
of the 783,936 annual deaths from conventional medicine mistakes,
approximately 106,000 of those are the result of prescription drug use.
[Null, G PHD. (2011). Death by Medicine. Mount Jackson, VA: Praktikos
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
ESTIMATED that 290 people in the United States are
killed by prescription drugs every day, AND THAT WAS WRITTEN IN 2000!
B. (2000). The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Vol
284, No 4. Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.]
than 40 people die every day from overdoses involving narcotic pain
relievers like hydrocodone (Vicodin), methadone, oxycodone (OxyContin),
and oxymorphone (Opana)”, as stated in the report released by the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in November, 2011. In
summary, the death toll from overdoses of prescription painkillers has
more than tripled in the past decade.
Analysis of government data by
the Los Angeles Times in 2009 revealed that deaths from misuse of
prescription drugs outnumbered traffic-related fatalities in the United
States. The article stated that drug abuse is claiming a life every 14
The seeds of the problem were planted more than a decade
ago by well-meaning efforts by doctors to 'mitigate suffering', as well as
VERY aggressive sales campaigns by pharmaceutical manufacturers.
hindsight, the EXTREMELY liberalized prescription of drugs "may in fact
be the cause of the epidemic we're now facing," Linda Rosenstock, dean
of the UCLA School of Public Health stated 4 years ago.
problem is not new. In 1991, the Harvard Medical Practice Study found
that misdiagnosis accounted for 14% of adverse events and that
75% of these errors involved negligence, such as a failure by doctors to
follow up on test results.
Despite their prevalence and impact, such
mistakes have been largely ignored. They were mentioned only twice in
the Institute of Medicine's landmark 1999 report on medical errors, an
omission some patient safety experts attribute to difficulties measuring
such mistakes, to the lack of obvious solutions and to generalized resistance
to addressing the problem.
It's the facts no one wants to talk about except MAYBE i whispers behind closed doors.
Let us add to this the GROWING frequency of misdiagnoses.
Misdiagnosis of patients has almost tripled in the past decade!
the exact prevalence of diagnostic error remains unknown, data from
autopsy series spanning several decades conservatively and consistently
reveal error rates of 10% to 15%. Some studies estimate a 20% and even a 25%
rate of misdiagnoses in American patients.
Of these, about 28% of the errors were FATAL, 41% were life-threatening, and 31% were ruled "insignificant".
WHAT IS INSIGNIFICANT ABOUT ANY MISDIAGNOSIS?
HOW CAN ANY PHYSICIAN MAKE A PROPER DIAGNOSIS WHEN A TYPICAL OFFICE VISIT LASTS LESS THAN 15 MINUTES?
10% TO 25% ESTIMATE OF MISDIAGNOSES CAN HARdLY BE THE REAL PICTURE, FOR
HOW MANY PATIENTS REALIZE THEY HAVE BEEN MISDIAGNOSED AND SIMPLY FIND A
NEW DOCTOR WITHOUT LODGING COMPLAINTS?
I FEAR THE PERCENTAGE IS MUCH HIGHER.
ONE OF THE MOST COMPELLING EXAMPLES OF MISDIAGNOSIS THAT I HAVE READ RECENTLY WAS THAT OF A MISDIAGNOSED PHYSICIAN.
Itzhak Brook, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Georgetown
University School of Medicine, didn't think much about the problem of
That was before doctors at a Maryland hospital
repeatedly told Brook his throat pain was the result of acid reflux, not
cancer. The correct diagnosis was made by an astute resident who found
the tumor -- the size of a peach pit -- using a simple procedure
that the experienced head and neck surgeons who regularly examined Brook
never tried. Because the cancer had grown undetected for seven months,
Brook was forced to undergo surgery to remove his voice box, a procedure
that has left him speaking in a whisper. He believes that might not
have been necessary had the cancer been found earlier.
consider myself lucky to be alive," said Brook, now 72, of the 2006
ordeal, which he described at a recent international conference on
diagnostic mistakes held in Baltimore. A physician for 40 years, Brook
said he was "really shocked" by his misdiagnosis.>>
ALSO ADD THE MIXING OF MANY DIFFERENT DRUGS AT THE SAME TIME, WHEN THERE ARE NO STUDIES FOR SUCH COMBINATIONS.
CHEMICAL COCKTAILS KILL!
PEOPLE TAKING THREE, FIVE, TEN DRUGS OR MORE IN THE SAME DAY CANNOT KEEP FROM BEING AT HIGH RISK OF "SUDDEN DEATH".
patients just don't volunteer what all they are taking, and more than
that don't consider that over-the-counter drugs can cause lethal results
when added to prescription drugs. Patients who use illegal drugs
whether often or rarely, are not going to say so, and that has cost the
lives of thousands. Patients who are seeing several doctors for the same
thing may also be less than honest with all of them. Hiding things
from your physician can send you to an early grave!
ANY AND ALL
"DRUG COCKTAILS", WHEN MORE THAN ONE DRUG IS IN A HUMAN SYSTEM AT THE
SAME TIME, CAN PROVE FATAL IN SOME PATIENTS!
ALWAYS LIST EVERYTHING YOU
TAKE, OR HAVE RECENTLY TAKEN, ALL SUPPLEMENTS, ALL HERBAL FORMULAS, EVEN
ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO AS THOSE MAY ALSO AFFECT HOW SEVERAL PRESCRIPTION
DRUGS CAN AFFECT YOU!
SOME CITRUS FRUITS, FOR EXAMPLE, CAN ADVERSELY
COMBINE WITH A FEW DRUGS TO POTENTIALLY CAUSE DEATH OR IRREVERSIBLE
DAMAGE TO THE HEART.
AMERICANS DON'T KNOW THESE THINGS BECAUSE OUR
MEDIA DOESN'T WRITE OR TALK ABOUT THEM, NOR DO MOST OF OUR DOCTORS
UNDERSTAND THE DRUGS THEY SO FREELY PRESCRIBE.
DOCTORS SPEND VERY
LITTLE TIME EDUCATING PATIENTS ON HOW AND WHY TO TAKE PRESCRIPTION
DRUGS BECAUSE MOST DOCTORS DON'T KNOW WHAT ALL THEIR PRESCRIPTIONS DO,
HOW THEY WORK, OR IF THEY WORK AT ALL.
IF THE SYMPTOMS MATCH THE PILL, THEY WRITE A PRESCRIPTION AND SIMPLY EXPECT THEIR PATIENTS TO POP THOSE PILLS, NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
THE VAST MAJORITY OF PATIENTS NEVER ASK QUESTIONS, NEVER READ THE
INSERTS OR LABELS OF DRUGS, NEVER BOTHER TO LOOK UP THE FULL DISCLOSURES
ON THEM, AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES SO OFTEN LIE ABOUT THEIR
"STUDIES" ON THEIR BEST-SELLING DRUGS ANYWAY THAT WE CAN NEVER BE SURE
WE CAN GET AN HONEST FULL DISCLOSURE.
SO, IF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION IS AWARE OF THIS, AND THEY ARE, WHY AREN'T THEY 'FIXING' IT?
WHY ISN'T OUR "WAR ON DRUGS" GOING AFTER THE WORST KILLERS PRESCRIPTION DRUGS?
AS WE HAVE BEEN REPEATEDLY TOLD, THE WAR ON DRUGS IS WAGED "FOR THE
WELL-BEING OF SOCIETY", WHY AREN'T THE KNOWN PRESCRIPTION DRUGS THAT
HARM SOCIETY AND THE HUMAN BODY THE MOST BEING REMOVED FROM EASY ACCESS,
LIKE ILLEGAL DRUGS HAVE BEEN?
WHY, WHEN THOUSANDS HAVE DIED AND THEY
KNOW THE CAUSE, DO PHYSICIANS KEEP PRESCRIBING AND WHY DOES BIG PHARMA
KEEP PUMPING OUT KNOWN KILLERS?
HAVE YOU PAID ATTENTION TO ALL THOSE TV ADS, TO THE 'KNOWN SIDE EFFECTS' PARTS?
"MAY CAUSE HEART ATTACK OR STROKE."
"MAY CAUSE RARE FORMS OF CANCER."
"HAS BEEN KNOWN TO CAUSE IRREVERSIBLE LIVER DISEASE."
HOW CAN PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES GET AWAY WITH IT?
THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS MAY LIE IN THESE FACTS:
<<There were a record 4.02 billion prescriptions written in the United States in 2011 – that's more than ever before.
are 314 million people in the United States, and with 4.02 billion
prescriptions, that amounts to roughly 12.74 prescriptions per person.
The cost for all these prescriptions? $308.6 billion...>>
IN JUST ONE YEAR!
WE ARE THE MOST MEDICATED NATION ON EARTH!
WE ARE ALSO THE LEAST CURED.
MOST PRESCRIPTIONS MERELY TREAT SYMPTOMS, AND WE TAKE SOME OF THEM "FOR LIFE", OR FOR DEATH!
IF A DRUG PROVIDED A CURE, WE'D TAKE THAT DRUG FOR A VERY SHORT TIME, NOT FOR YEARS, CERTAINLY NOT FOR A LIFETIME!
DRUGS WE TAKE DO ONE THING VERY WELL...THEY MASK OUR DISEASES, BARELY
ALLEVIATE THE SYMPTOMS, AND DESTROY OUR BODIES' OWN ABILITY TO FIGHT
INFECTIONS, OR THEY SUCK OUR NATURAL VITALITY RIGHT OUT OF US.
'LEGAL' DRUGS ALSO SLOWLY DESTROY OUR MINDS, CAUSING SUICIDAL
TENDENCIES, CONFUSION, FATIGUE, CAUSING HOMICIDAL BEHAVIOR SUCH AS WE
SEE EVERY DAY WHEN THE "NEWS" REPORTS ANOTHER "MASS MURDERER" (WHO JUST
HAPPENED TO BE ON SOME PRESCRIPTION DRUG WHOSE KNOWN SIDE EFFECTS CAN
CAUSE SUCH THINGS), CAUSING US TO FORGET THAT, FOR CENTURIES UPON CENTURIES, HUMAN BEINGS
WERE ABLE TO GET ALONG FAIRLY WELL USING FOOD AS MEDICINE, KNOWING HOW
TO CURE DISEASE BY DIETARY CHANGES, BY INGESTING NATURAL, WHOLE PLANTS
THAT AFFECTED CURES.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, CITIZENS WERE HALE AND HARDY, ABLE TO FEND OFF DISEASE, CAPABLE OF CLEAR THINKING.
MUCH OF AMERICA HAS BECOME "ZOMBIE-FIED" BY PRESCRIPTIONS.
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, USELESS PILLS STOPPED OUR NATURAL PROGRESSION TO LONG LIVES AND SHARP MINDS.
Average life expectancy is falling in many parts of the United States
and for many demographic groups, most notably women, according to a
2011 study in the journal Population Health Metrics, and conducted by the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington in Seattle.
One quarter of all US counties saw an actual reduction in life
expectancy for women between 1997 and 2007, meaning that girls born
today are expected to live shorter lives than their mothers.
Press accounts of the IHME study claimed that the authors discounted
the impact of poverty and lack of education and emphasized the
significance of behavioral factors such as smoking and obesity.
THAT WAS JUST NOT TRUE!
type reporting demonstrates more the bias of the corporate-controlled media
than a fair reading of the actual outlook of the scientists involved.
write in the report summary: “Strong relationships have been documented
between race/ethnicity, individual or community income, income
inequality, and mortality in the US.” Later, they add, “Any analysis of
causes of disparities will draw substantial attention to poverty,
inequality, race, and ethnicity, but some of the poor performance and
falling performance must be related to other factors.”
Mokdad, an IHME official who is researching causal factors affecting
life expectancy, listed four reasons for the trends found in the report:
poverty and lack of education, access to health care, quality of
medical care, and preventable risk factors.
CAN'T WE TRUST OUR DRUGS?
NO! AND HIDING THAT FACT COSTS PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES MILLIONS TO BILLIONS EVERY YEAR.
of the most popularly prescribed antibiotics is Zithromax, the brand
name for the drug azithromycin, or more simply known as the Z-Pak. Many
people experience great success with the antibiotic, which can be taken
for various infections. However, there are some people who experience
Zithromax side effects in the form of Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) or
sudden fatal heart problems. Compared to similar antibiotics,
Ciprofloxacin and Amoxicillin, Zithromax has a higher rate of death in
those who take it.'"
WHAT ABOUT PULLING THAT ONE OFF THE SHELVES?
IT'LL NEVER HAPPEN BECAUSE IT'S A HUGE MONEY-MAKER!
PEOPLE WILL CONTINUE TO DIE, AND IN MOST INSTANCES, THE GRIEVING FAMILY
MAY NEVER KNOW THE REASON THEY DIED WAS A SIMPLE PRESCRIPTION DRUG!
main thing that causes concern in terms of heart health is the fact
that Zithromax makes the heart work harder. According to cardiologic
experts, the heart can take more time to relax after the antibiotic is
taken and that is what causes a change in the heart rhythm and can be
lethal in some. Symptoms of Zithromax heart problems include:
people never experience any symptoms at all. Worse still is the fact
that those who perished from the use of the drug had no warning that it
was possible to suffer fatal arrhythmias from taking the medication.
Some deaths occurred simply with the victim passing out and no other
warnings. Those who have any indications of these heart symptoms while
taking the Z-Pak should place an immediate call to their doctor.'"
SO WHAT DID THE FDA DO? "INCREASED THE WARNING LABEL"!
WHY NOT SLAP AN INCREASED WARNING LABEL ON COCAINE, HEROIN, ETC, AND TOSS THAT ONTO THE OLD PHARMACY SHELVES?
AT LEAST THE KNOWN DANGERS OF ILLEGAL DRUGS ARE ALL OVER THE NEWS, AND WE READ ABOUT THAT EVERY DAY!
BUT NOT ABOUT PRESCRIPTION DRUG DANGERS!
NO, THAT WOULD SCARE AWAY THE CLIENTELE, THE UNSUSPECTING PUBLIC WHO TRUSTS THEIR PHYSICIANS TO NOT KILL THEM!
PHARMA KNOWS THE DANGERS OF THEIR DRUGS AND HAVE SETTLED OUT OF COURT
ON MANY A LAWSUIT TO AVOID HAVING THE FACTS PUBLISHED IN THE MEDIA, AS
IF OUR MEDIA GIVES A HOOT ABOUT AMERICA'S HEALTH. THEY FEED ON THINGS
LIKE MASS MURDERS, SCANDALS IN THE POLITICAL WORLD (AT LEAST ON SOME),
AND WHICH CELEBRITY WAS CAUGHT DOING WHAT.
ARTICLES THAT WOULD MAKE
FOR BETTER PUBLIC HEALTH DO NOT "SELL NEWSPAPERS" AFTER ALL, AND
REPORTING ON THESE LAWSUITS, AND THE CONCLUSIONS FOUND IN THE JUDGEMENTS
THAT BIG PHARMA DOES NOT WANT YOU TO THINK ABOUT, MIGHT JUST LOSE THEM
SOME MEGABUCKS IN ADVERTISING MONEY.
HOW MANY TIMES HAS YOUR OWN PHYSICIAN TOLD YOU SOMETHING LIKE "NEVER MIND WHAT THE INSERT SAYS! JUST TAKE THE DRUG!"
OR, "STOP READING THE INSERTS AND STOP READING SIDE EFFECTS ONLINE!"?
OF MY OWN PHYSICIANS SPOKE THOSE VERY WORDS ABOUT THE DRUG SPIRIVA, AND
I FIRED HIM ON THE SPOT AND THREW OUT THE "FREE SAMPLE".
I'D RATHER PERISH NATURALLY, THANKS, THAN DIE PREMATURELY DUE TO DRUG SIDE EFFECTS AND NOT KNOWING WHAT I'M INGESTING!
CANADIAN STUDY FOUND THAT...<<People taking Spiriva or Atrovent
had a 58% higher risk of developing cardiac problems, with far reaching
complications including strokes, heart attacks and death. >>
The study appears in the May 20, 2013, online edition of JAMA, Internal Medicine.
THE STUDY WAS NOT SPOKEN OF ON MAINSTREAM MEDIA!
MY DOCTOR CLAIMED NOT TO HAVE HEARD OF IT!
WE ARE ON OUR OWN IN THIS!
FEW PHYSICIANS TAKE THE TIME OR HAVE THE TIME TO READ MUCH, SO BE AWARE OF THAT.
AND MOST, DELUDED BY THEIR LONG-TERM DEMI-GOD STATUS, DON'T LIKE TO BE QUESTIONED OR ARGUED WITH.
BE YOUR OWN ADVOCATE!
STAND UP FOR YOURSELVES.
LIVE LONG, AND, HOPEFULLY, PROSPER!
WHICH DRUGS HAVE SEEN THE MOST LAWSUITS?
SOME TOP CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS AGAINST DRUG COMPANIES AND/OR PRESCRIBING PHYSICIANS AND HOSPITALS INCLUDE...
~ ZOLOFT AND CELEXA, FOR POSSIBLY CAUSING PERSISTENT PULMONARY HYPERTENSION ESPECIALLY IN NEWBORNS WHOSE MOTHERS TOOK THE DRUG.
(THEY ALWAYS SAY "POSSIBLY" SO I'M LEAVING THE 'POSSIBLY' OUT IN THE LIST THAT FOLLOWS. ASSUME IT INSTEAD.)
CYMBALTA AND SEROQUEL, FOR CAUSING INCREASED THOUGHTS OF SUICIDE,
VIOLENT BEHAVIOR, THYROID PROBLEMS, CAUSING 'GERD', ARTHRITIS AND 75
OTHER KNOWN 'POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS'.
~ PAXIL, FOR CAUSING HEART
DEFECTS AND MALFORMATIONS, AGAIN, ESPECIALLY IN NEWBORNS. PAXIL COMBINED
WITH AN ASPIRIN REGIMEN INCREASED DEATHS BY HEART ATTACK BY OVER 65%.
ADVAIR AND SINGULAIR, FOR INCREASING RISKS OF DEATH FROM ASTHMA ATTACKS,
FOR CAUSING SUICIDAL THOUGHTS, AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR, TREMOR,
HALLUCINATIONS, (FATAL) SLEEPWALKING.
~ HUMIRA, EMBREL, RAMICADE
ALL CREATED FROM GENETICALLY ENGINEERED HAMSTER CELLS, FOR FATALLY
SUPPRESSING IMMUNE RESPONSE, LEADING TO TUBERCULOSIS, LETHAL INFECTIONS,
MELANOMA, LYMPHOMA AND RARE CANCERS.
~ LIPITOR, FOR "PERHAPS"
CAUSING DIABETES, CATARACTS, AND IF YOU SUDDENLY STOP TAKING THIS OR ANY STATIN
DRUG, YOU MAY SUFFER A HEART ATTACK, BTW.
AVANDIA, AS USUAL, FOR CAUSING HEART ATTACKS, AS WELL AS JANUVIA AND
BYETTA, ALL USED TO "TREAT" DIABETES, ALL SHOWING INCREASED RISK OF
PANCREATITIS AND PRE-CANCEROUS CELLULAR CHANGES IN PATIENTS WHO TAKE THEM.
~ YAZ AND YASMIN, FOR CAUSING BLOOD CLOTS AND PULMONARY EMBOLISMS, SOMETIMES FATAL.
~ ACTOS, ANOTHER DIABETIC DRUG, FOR CAUSING BLADDER CANCER.
FOR DOING THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE FOR ACID REFLUX (WHICH
IS TO INCREASE, NOT DECREASE, NECESSARY ACID IN THE STOMACH) , THUS
MAKING IT WORSE AND FOR CAUSING AN INCREASE IN EPISODES OF PNEUMONIA, A
LOSS OF BONE, AND FOR INTERFERING WITH THE BODY'S ABSORPTION OF VITAL
NUTRIENTS, LIKE CALCIUM AND MAGNESIUM.
~ DILANTIN, for
increasing the risk that users develop Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
(SJS) or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN), which are serious and
potentially fatal skin reactions.
DRUG MAKERS PLACE PROFIT OVER CONSUMER SAFETY.
WHAT OTHER REASON WOULD THEY HAVE TO CONTINUE TO MANUFACTURE SUCH DANGEROUS DRUGS?
CONGRESS GOES ALONG WITH THE MAJOR PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES BECAUSE BIG PHARMA FINANCES CAMPAIGNS.
THE FDA IS A SICK JOKE ON ALL OF US.
ONLY WAY WE ARE GOING TO SEE REAL CHANGE IN THE MANUFACTURE AND
PRESCRIBING OF DRUGS IS TO DEMAND INDEPENDENT STUDIES ON ALL DRUGS, TO
REFUSE TO TAKE THOSE WITHOUT SUCH STUDIES.
WE MUST TELL OUR
PHYSICIANS THAT WE REFUSE A PRESCRIPTION BASED ON 15 MINUTES OF HURRIED EXAMINATION AND LESS THAN SATISFACTORY QUESTIONING OF OUR SYMPTOMS.
WE CAN GET SECOND, EVEN THIRD OPINIONS ON THE NECESSITY OF A DRUG.
WE CAN HELP OURSELVES BY MAKING BETTER CHOICES IN HOW WE LIVE, HOW WE
EAT, WHAT WE EAT, BY REFUSING GM FOODS AND CHEMICAL ADDITIVES, BY
DEMANDING PURE WATER, NOT POISONED BY CHLORINE AND FLUORIDE.
RETURN TO SOUND, SANE LIVING, AND LISTEN MORE CLOSELY TO OUR OWN BODIES
THAN TO TV ADS THAT PROMISE 'MIRACLE CURES' IF WE ONLY TAKE THE LATEST
WE NEED LESS DRUGS AND MORE TAKING CARE OF SELF, AND WE NEED
TO HOLD THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR OVER-DRUGGED SOCIETY ACCOUNTABLE, MAKE
CERTAIN THEY UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE NOT WILLING GUINEA PIGS ANY LONGER,
THAT WE WON'T GO ALONG WITH TAKING JUST ANYTHING ANYMORE.
PROVE TO US WE CAN BE HEALED CAN BE CURED, OR LET THEM TAKE THEIR OWN
DRUGS AND 'STICK THEM WHERE THE SUN DOESN'T SHINE'!
IT'S YOUR LIVES, AMERICA!
YOU ONLY GET ONE!
CARE FOR IT! PROTECT IT WELL!