Prescription Drugs Now Leading Cause Of Accidental Death ~ Time To Return To Holistic Medicine_Featured_, Big Pharma Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
Becca Wolford | Waking Times
I read a very disturbing news article today: Prescription drug deaths now outnumber other deaths in the U.S., this includes accidental traffic deaths.
Have you looked at the information sheets that come with the prescriptions? There are often pages upon pages of warnings and adverse effects to be aware of. Some medications’ side effects are worse than the illnesses that they are prescribed for.
These deaths are not only from accidental overdoses, but from the side effects and also from mixing with other prescription drugs.
“Most drugs approved by the FDA are under-tested for adverse drug reactions, yet offer few new benefits. Drugs cause more than 2.2 million hospitalizations and 110,000 hospital-based deaths a year. Serious drug reactions at home or in nursing homes would significantly raise the total.” (www.ssrc.org)
This does NOT mean that all prescription drugs are dangerous and should never be used. There are, of course, circumstances where the aid of prescription medication is needed. The point I am making is, often health care providers are too quick to have you pop a pill, or 10, instead of treating the CAUSE.
It’s very easy to treat symptoms, but treating symptoms will not heal the cause.