Prescribing Trends: Not a Pretty Picture

There are safe, cheap effective alternatives for all chronic conditions people suffer with. We need to split modern medicine into two parts.

The American ER is top notch. 

Prescribing patented chemicals to suppress the symptoms of chronic decay is not you best option. Ask me for details.

“Spending on prescription drugs in the Unites States has risen nearly 6-fold since 1990, reflecting substantial increases in treatment of chronic conditions and subsequent polypharmacy. As many as 45% of Americans have at least 1 diagnosed chronic condition, and 60% of the most prescribed medications were for hypertension, high cholesterol levels and diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 11% of the US population and 40% of people older than age 60 take 5 medications or more.”

 

Prescribing Trends: Not a Pretty Picture.

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Open House and important message from Dr. Mercola

I hope this message finds everyone well.

I am happy to announce my first open house in many years.

Wednesday September 21, 2011 starting at 6:30 pm

Are you having a hard time explaining to your friends why you feel so good?

Just bring em in and let me explain the joys of the chiropractic lifestyle.

I am working on some door prizes and other surprises, so call the office at 436-9355 and let them know you are coming!

 

Now, please watch Dr. Mercola as he raises a VERY IMPORTANT issue for anyone interested in keeping your access to natural foods and supplements.

The FDA is not following it’s mandate

FDA Seeks Acetaminophen Limit in Prescription Drugs

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking a 325-milligram acetaminophen limit in prescriptiondrugs, hoping to curtail the risks of liver damage in users, the federal agency said in a statement on Thursday.

Additionally, the FDA is also forcing drug makers to put liver toxicity warnings on prescription combination drugswith acetaminophen.

Read the entire article here:

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/49238/

Merck sees 57 percent drop in first-quarter profit

Drugmaker Merck posts 57 percent drop in first-quarter profit on lower sales, partner revenue

* Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer *

Tuesday April 21, 2009, 8:26 am EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drugmaker Merck & Co. on Tuesday posted a 57 percent drop in first-quarter profit, falling short of expectations, because of a drop in both sales of its drugs and income from its partnership on cholesterol medicines.

full article here

Prohibiting guns and drugs

There’s a civil war going on in Mexico. It’s the drug cartels, funded by obscene black market profits, versus the government, funded by obscene taxes.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Mexico this week. She’s from the U.S. Federal Government and she was there to help. She promised . . .

* More taxpayer money to fight Mexico’s war on drugs
* Gun control laws here in the U.S.A. . . .

. . .to stop the flow of guns to the Mexican drug cartels.

Ms. Clinton seems to think that gun prohibition is the way to enforce drug prohibition. She’s right about one thing. Drug prohibition and gun prohibition are the same issue.

Now, you might think drugs are bad. You might believe them to be so harmful you’d never use them. But you probably expect the politicians to keep their hands off your firearms.

On the other hand, you may think guns are evil. You might believe they’re so dangerous, you’d never own one. But you think you have every right to choose what substances you take into to your own body.

Both positions are correct. Guns and drugs are both dangerous to people who don’t use them prudently. But prohibition laws mean that no one is allowed to use them prudently. And the one form of prohibition ends up being used as a justification for the other, as Ms. Clinton made clear in Mexico this week.

We think it’s time to put the special pleading aside. Drug prohibition and gun control aren’t two separate issues, they are the same issue, and should be governed by the same principle. The only thing that should be prohibited is government prohibition in all its forms.

We don’t need to renew the Assault Weapons Ban, or give money to Mexico to fight the war on drugs.

What we need is less government coercion, not more.

Downsize DC! That’s the winning formula here.

Our government should end drug prohibition. That will defund the Mexican cartels (and the terrorists too), then they won’t be able to buy the guns. It would also reduce violent crime here at home and remove much of the supposed justification for gun prohibition.

If you see the wisdom in this please our free Educate the Powerful System to ask Congress to end prohibition.

Then, please help spread the word. Digg this message on our blog.

Thank you for being part of the growing Downsize DC Army, which has grown in two months time from 24,095 to 24,649.

Jim Babka
President
DownsizeDC.org, Inc