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What are the medical implications of taking pharmaceutical pills?

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posted on Mar, 27 2010 @ 10:46 PM
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Drugs that are known carcinogens are not carcinogenic because of "binders", they are carcinogenic because they interfere specifically with cell division. If any such activity had ever been seen in a drug, prescription or otherwise, it would have been noted either in the initial research or by a research lab later. Believe it or not, the ability to cause cancer is important in laboratory research, as it allows you to create infinitely dividing cell lines that you can use to find cures for cancer, so if there were a cheap, easily purchased drug that had this effect, it would have been found.




posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 10:38 PM
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The biggest problem with OTC and even perscription pain killers arises when you take them in numbers above the recommended dose. Tylenol has been used by people in the UK to commit suicide. Very high doses can cause acute liver failure. With Ibuprofen, you can be looking at kidney failure. The problem with narcotics is tolerance. If you are on them for too long, it takes higher and higher doses, and that's when they become toxic physically and mentally. There are side effects to any medicine, so you shouldn't take them unless your Doc believes any positive effect is worth the risk of potential negative side effects. Many who have to take the "big gun" drugs have other physical problems not related to the problem for which they are taking the medicine for in the first place. Americans take a lot of pills, and I think part of the reason is that after the mid-50s, the pharmacuetical industry really started to get rolling, and we got the idea of "better life through chemistry". How many of us remember when we felt bad as children that Mom was always there with a pill or elixer that we took without question? Add to that the reality that we seem to think that if a little is good, more is better. Most of the things we take are quite safe, until you add the human equation and the tendancies of human nature.



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