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Old 06-26-2012, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I learned of the above article in the NY Times through this blog I'm subscribed to (I recommend that you read it). Basically it's about the deception drug companies resort to in order to market their medications, in this particular case Celebrex, which after the recalling of Vioxx, a similar drug, was defended as being safer when it's really not. I think it's my duty to share this with everyone I can because there's way too many people out there who place blind trust in the studies these powerful companies run to get their drugs approved. But what many people ignore is that the same companies sponsor studies to try to debunk the effectiveness of many natural remedies, let's face it, most cannot be patented so there's no big money in it, so they want to discourage people from resorting to what really makes sense so they can "corner the market".

Now let me clarify that I'm not completely opposed to every drug, I am thankful that many of them exist. What I'm opposed to is the indiscriminate or compulsory prescription of most, especially those that people are supposed to stay on "for life" when the most sensible alternative is to seek the REAL CAUSE(S) of dis-ease and address that. I believe that people should be educated from early childhood about good nutrition and healthy lifestyle practices so they can avoid a lot of the chronic conditions that develop later in life. There is really a lot to learn, even though I was interested in nutrition from childhood, I really didn't learn enough until I'd already developed some problems that now won't completely go away. Like most people I took for granted that the food and prescription drugs I put in my body were safe but, unfortunately, I came to find out a little too late that most of them were really not, so I just would like others to be more aware and cautious so maybe they can avoid a lifetime of suffering.
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Florida
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If everyone was aware of these medical scams big pharma would be a lot poorer.
As it is they manage to manipulate the minds of the gullible with all those ads on tv for "disorders" that really do not exist.
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