posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 07:51 AM
This is par for the course. It's all about money, plain and simple.
It's a travesty that the almighty dollar and big pharma control every aspect of the medical industry...from the mutli-billion dollar research
institutes to the small town family doctor.
Prescribing drugs is their stock-in-trade. It's downright evil.
I had an elderly neighbor who was prescribed 17 medications. Seventeen!
Not only does the medical industry\big pharma keep producing new drugs non-stop, they create new
medical conditions\diseases\maladies so they can have their army of doctors prescribe the drugs.
I remember in the late 1990s, the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline launched a huge campaign to peddle their drug Paxil. They distributed
pamphlets claiming that one in eight Americans had social anxiety disorder. That's insane!
To my knowledge, the U.S. and New Zealand are the only countries that allow direct-to-consumer marketing for medications. We will soon be seeing an
endless stream of these statin drugs advertised in TV commercials, pamphlets, and ads in every printed medium available.
My father in law is on 12 different medications a day. He complained to me last summer - "I don't understand why I have to take all of these
Phenergan - to counteract nausea from Metformin
Celexa - because he feels depressed, but thinks the Atenolol is causing depression and low energy
Valium- because he says the celexa makes him a little restless
Trazodone - bedtime, for restless feelings and insomnia
Meclizine - because he says his ears make him dizzy
Belviq - to help him keep his weight down
Restasis - dry eyes, probably a side effect from one of his drugs he is on
I am completely astonished that he is able to walk or function. My mother in law and father in law both listen to everything their doctors tell them
to do. They will take whatever drug the doctor gives them. My mother in law is on 6 different pills a day.
My father in law was telling me last summer at a BBQ how tired he feels. As soon as he starts to complain about the medication, my mom in law shushes
him and says the doctor wants him to take them.
On the counter, they keep all their pills in those pill cases and there are timers set up so they don't forget their pills. They are both swallowing
pills all day long. I think it's criminal that this doctor has them propped up on all of this medication.
My grandmother died in the hospital at the age of 92. She was a spry old woman, who was extremely healthy and fit. She traveled even at the age of 90,
and drove her own car. She came down with a nasty UTI, went to the ER, they admitted her, gave her a pain medication in her IV and she went into
cardiac arrest from the pain medicine (allergic reaction). The medicine killed her! I know she would have lived to be 100 had this not happened.