Tag: prescription drugs

The pill phenomenon in the USA, Consumer Reports investigates this disturbing trend.

The pill phenomenon in the USA, Consumer Reports investigates this disturbing trend. Statistically, Americans are taking more medications than ever before, and spending more on them than any other country in the world.  Some doctors are beginning to resist this trend but more often than not, drugs designed to improve our lives are hampering it in more ways than we can imagine.   The other concern is that we are often getting medical advice that usually ends with us taking a prescription medication, rather than advice that can naturally improve our health without the cost or the side effects. The growing Read More »

Drug lords and your health, they are not who you think they are and their products are covered by your insurance.

Drug lords and your health, they are not who you think they are and their products are covered by your insurance. When we think of drug lords, or drug wars, for that matter, we often think of the drug rings importing their drugs using drug mules and other methods to move their products. We think of names like El Chapo who has killed thousands of people to maintain their cartels, but the truth is, right here at home, the local drug lords have names like GlaxoSmithKline, or Turing Pharmaceuticals and are large corporations. We have been told we need some Read More »

What is the likelihood your next car accident is from a drugged driver?

What is the likelihood your next car accident is from a drugged driver? It is well known that prescription drug abuse has increased, especially with those suffering from chronic pain. Opioid usage has become a favorite topic in the news and many American’s are on some psychotropic drug. This has created a new phenomenon of driving under the influence of prescription drugs says the Washington Post. DUI or driving under the influence can be expensive if your drug of choice is alcohol, since there is legislation to protect the public if you drive drunk and are pulled over, however, do Read More »

Another billion dollar reason to question the safety of prescription drugs. The Washington Post reports about deadly anemia drugs.

Another billion-dollar reason to question the safety of prescription drugs. The Washington Post reports about deadly anemia drugs. The statistics about the safety of many of the drugs regularly recommended by your doctor, courtesy of your drug rep can be quite scary. While many older drugs that often are off-patent, and available as generic have been proven relatively safe, big pharma is constantly working on the next blockbuster drug, often with deadly consequences. Most of the drugs that are more harmful end their life in the testing stages, while others, with money, influence and lobbying get approved and combined with Read More »