STORY AT-A-GLANCE Polypharmacy is the term used for overprescribed medications. This is more common in older adults who have several risk factors and often have more than one chronic health condition that can lead to overprescription Overprescription is not limited to adults. Data from 2014 showed more than 274,000 children from birth to 1 year were prescribed psychiatric drugs, 249,669 antianxiety drugs, and 1,422 ADHD … Continue reading Are You Being OVER-MEDICATED by Your Doctor(s)?
Most government-funded initiatives to address the overdose epidemic in the United States have targeted opioids specifically. They have neglected other drugs that are increasingly implicated in overdoses, such as cocaine and methamphetamine. This is the finding of an issue brief by a drug policy expert at Rice University. The is Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the … Continue reading Drug Overdose Epidemic is Far Beyond Opioids
Millions of people use prescription drugs every day for any number of reasons, and a growing number of people are falling prey to prescription drug addiction. While the first rule of medicine is said to be “Do no harm,” it seems that modern medicine has dropped the ball on that front. As drug addiction expert Stanton Peele, Ph.D., J.D., says, there are plenty of “feel-good” … Continue reading 10 very basic & simple rules to avoid health problems caused by prescription drugs & polypharmacy
I’m posting an article that I read from the Whitaker Wellness Blog because it has to do with polypharmacy – a preventable problem that could lead to much suffering, unnecessary medications and treatments, and an early death. Please read Dr Whitaker’s important observations and how he treated one of his patients. Allison is a classic case of the dangers of polypharmacy. She came to Whitaker Wellness because … Continue reading Sidestepping the Serious Dangers of Polypharmacy
The United States is embroiled in a fierce battle against opioid abuse. In 2014, there was a 3.4-fold increase in the number of opioid overdose deaths in America. The state hit hardest by the opioid crisis is West Virginia, where drug companies pumped 782 million pain pills into the state over the last 6 years. In 2015, West Virginia had the highest rate of opioid overdose deaths in the country. Since … Continue reading Drug Companies Flooded This State With More Than 780 Million Pain Pills!!! WHAT?????????????