It’s been twenty years since Viagra first hit the U.S. market, and in that time erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs have grown into a nearly $3 billion a year market. Incidentally, in the last fifteen years there has also been a 65% surge in the use of antidepressants, and today over 40 million Americans regularly take them, with some 25 million … Continue reading Antidepressants: The Purple Elephant in the Bedroom that No One is Talking About or Even Wanting to Notice
When Rachel Ziegler was 22, her doctor prescribed 0.5 mg of Xanax once a day to treat generalized anxiety and panic attacks. “I don’t recall ever discussing a potential stopping point,” says Ziegler, who works as a chemistry-lab technician at the University of Illinois, “but I do remember asking her if I would become addicted.” … Continue reading Are Benzos (Benzodiazepines) the Next “Opioid” Crisis?
One out of every five Americans has been convinced to take a statin drug in order to lower their blood cholesterol levels and supposedly prevent heart disease. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) admit that statin drug use is on the rise; Atorvastatin (Lipitor) is the best-selling prescription drug in the world. The problem with … Continue reading CHOLESTEROL-LOWERING DRUGS HAVE SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS THAT INCLUDE BRAIN DAMAGE
They're certain antibiotics, known as fluoroquinolones. Popular brand names include Avelox, Cipro, and Levaquin. Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says these antibiotics "can increase the occurrence of rare but serious events of ruptures or tears in the main artery of the body," the aorta. The FDA says these ruptures "can lead to dangerous bleeding or … Continue reading FDA Says Certain Antibiotics Could Rupture Main Artery
Addicted to prescription drugs? SUE YOUR DOCTOR! In 2010, it was found that roughly 100,000 Americans die each year from prescription drugs alone. When it comes to opioids, the number of deaths is in the tens of thousands while a quarter of patients who were given a short-term prescription transitioned to long-term use. Now, according to a recent … Continue reading HARVARD INVESTIGATION SHOWS DOCTORS ARE PAID HUGE SUMS TO PRESCRIBE ADDICTIVE OPIOIDS
Freehold Township, NJ – In a major victory for medicinal cannabis rights, a New Jersey workers’ compensation judge has ordered a Freehold Township to pay for an injured worker’s medical marijuana, despite an insurance carrier’s objections stemming from the drug’s status Schedule 1 status as a controlled substance under federal law. People will no longer … Continue reading Precedent Set as Court Orders Gov’t to Pay for Medical Marijuana Instead of Opioids for Worker’s Comp
The doctor's “brusque and indifferent” prescribing of diamorphine led to the deaths of at least 456 patients between 1989-2000. A British doctor is making headlines once again, after a report released Wednesday (June 20) concluded that her policy of over-prescribing a powerful pain medication led to hundreds of patient deaths. Jane Barton, who is now … Continue reading Report states: Overprescribing Doctor Linked To Hundreds Of Deaths
I feel that I need to address synthetic marijuana again, because it is destroying lives. Make no mistake about it, it is NOT related to marijuana at all. Synthetic cannabis (also called synthetic cannabinds, SCs, or synncanns) hides under many other names like K2 and Spice, as well as a label which reads “Not for … Continue reading Synthetic Marijuana is NOT in any way anything like Marijuana!
Every time there are reports of a mass shooting, there are a number of people who automatically question whether the suspect had mental health issues or was taking prescription medications such as antidepressants. While history has shown that the most notorious mass shooters in this century were taking antidepressants or Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) … Continue reading FYI: Big Pharma Paid Millions In Secret Settlements After Antidepressants Linked To Mass Murder
Americans continue to mourn the dozens of people who were killed and hundreds wounded by a crazed lunatic in Las Vegas on Sunday, and as is usually the case when guns are involved in a mass murder incident, the usual suspects are once more calling for gun bans. “Nowhere but America do horrific large-scale mass shootings … Continue reading WHY ISN’T THERE A BAN ON BIG PHARMA, WHEN OPIOIDS ARE KILLING SIGNIFICANTLY FAR MORE PEOPLE THAN GUNS ARE????????