Many prescription drugs cause adverse side effects, disease and even death.
It seems the FDA recalls some of these medications shortly after releasing them to an unsuspecting public.
Some adverse side effects include: pain, swelling, diarrhea, bone loss, headache, nausea, increased suicidal tendency, impotence, hair loss, and the list goes on. We all know that most of the side effects from prescription drugs are worse than the malady for which they were prescribed. Are we left to choose the lesser of two evils, and then buy more medication to soothe the side effects of the first? No wonder purses and pill boxes get larger every year.
Television is littered with drug advertising starting in the morning with ads for stiffness to take over where the evening pain relief left off, flu relief, depending on the season, and continuing through the day into the night where the ads become more sultry. If you’re not sick or suffering from something inane to horrific, you soon will be, or at least think you are. Some ads are literally terrifying, suggesting that you might suffer a massive heart attack or stroke unless you ask your doctor right away about a kicker pill to the one you are already taking. You could also be at risk for stroke. Worry.
Cancer commercials are everywhere. Our country is tickled pink in the fight against cancer. We all know someone with cancer, or who died from cancer. We talk about it, think about it, worry about it and so it is embedded in us. My grandmother suffered with bone cancer and I have seen it ravish lives, but I have also seen people with late stage cancer completely recover without drugs.
We all get tired, irritated, lonely, bored and sad. We don’t need pills to overcome those things, and then more pills to combat the diarrhea, impotence and heartburn left behind.
If your knees hurt when you squat, don’t take pills that could compromise your immune system, leaving you susceptible to a host of infectious diseases, some of which are fatal. What are people thinking when they ask about these medications? I may die, but by God, I can squat.
We are inundated with volumes of information and have become desensitized to horrible things. We are numb. But, it’s okay. There’s a pill for that. All drugs are not bad. Some improve the quality of life and even save lives.
The drug industry is not entirely to blame for the diseases caused by some of their products. We have a choice. Sure, it’s nice to think our doctors know what’s best for us, and sometimes they do, but ultimately we are in charge of what goes inside of us.