2 thoughts on “Three Unlikely Groups Hit Hard by the Prescription Drug Epidemic

  • August 13, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    But this is PERFECT!
    Pharmaceutical medicine has never been based on “cure” as that is not a profti-based model.. It is based on reliance. That and addiction go hand in hand. So this is wonderful news for the profit based health industry, which has no relationship whatsoever to human welfare. Kudos to the drug suppliers, the marketing agents, namely the medical profession! All is going according to plan.

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  • August 15, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Another “dire” warning about what drug addiction is supposedly doing to groups of people, with no mention between the difference of “addiction” and “dependence”.

    What is the solution? Restrict needed drugs even further because a small number of those mentioned are “addicted” to a drug vs “dependent”? Some of those with chronic pain or anxiety problems — or both– may indeed be dependent on the drugs they take, but that does not make them foam a the mouth addicts.

    Let’s just bow to the “Med Madness” pressure out there and just cut out all medication except at end of life. And even then we want to be careful, because, as I was told when my father was in a coma from lung cancer and a few days from death, that “they did not want him to become an addict”, so no more morphine. This was at a major teaching hospital in a major US city.

    Okay, let’s just go suck on an herb.

    People who write these kind of “warnings” won’t be happy until there are no drugs circulating and horrible Big Pharma is out of business.

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