Daily, we see advertisements on TV for medicines’ which list the side effects and find ourselves wondering “with all the mentioned side effects, why would anyone take some of these drugs!”
All too often, the norm is to give a patient one medicine, then follow it with another to counter the side effects of the first drug!
We also see ads by (“ambulance chaser“?) legal firms, looking for clients, asking ….. “Have you taken X-drug and had a heart attack.”) (or any other physical malady)?
I think most of us appropriately sense, that pharmaceutical companies work a bit too closely with doctors, and their goal is getting their drugs into the hands of patients and it seems that it may be outright collusion and under some circumstances, against our best interests as well?
As some are driven by greed, the profit by some pharmaceutical companies (Lily, Phizer. Johnson & Johnson, Roche, Monsanto, Baer), is nothing less than astronomical!
The pharmaceutical industry obviously has high-powered lawyers – evident because of the extensive disclaimers, (warning sheets about possible side effects), now issued with most if not all drugs.
Some Basic Questions:
- Are there payoffs for the number of times or quantity of drugs prescribed?
- Do you feel that our pharmaceutical companies, may have their pockets open a little too widely where legislators are concerned?
- How dangerous are the drugs? Do doctors openly discuss the dangers?
- Have you been prescribed a drug that you feel should have not taken? Something that seems it should have been contraindicated?
- Do you ….. or, should you, trust your doctor?
- Just how corrupt is the system?
- Are there other / safe alternatives to drugs? Doctors who recommend alternatives (like chelation – removing impurities from the blood) are under attack by the industry and the AMA.
- There are many instances where there are also problems with drug interaction ….. before releasing these drugs to be used, does there need to be more research?
- Just how “sick” is our health care industry? Do you see any “fix”?