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Today, I want to show you how accepting those dangerous prescriptions from your doctor is causing you to be equal to a heroin/cocaine abuser. Once you know that your doctor is giving you dangerous medications, it is up to you to make a change in your life or suffer torment, withdrawal, organ failure, seizures, stroke, heart attack and an early death.
We all know that when a person struts down to his or her drug dealer, we know that they’re willingly, knowingly and purposely after a high and are bound and determined to get it. We also know that they are fully aware that if they get caught using, they will spend some time in jail. Another known factor is that – most of the time – people sell their bodies in order to get that high because, without it, they will get violently sick and possibly die from withdrawal. Another given is that they are knowingly risking their lives every single time they use. Overdose, as everyone knows, is all too common.
So, what about Rx drugs that your doctor gives you?
- More people die from doctors’ prescription drugs than do people using Heroin and Cocaine combined.
- Prescription drugs such as Opiates, Benzodiazepines, Hypnotics (sleeping pills) and Stimulants (just to name a few categories) should NEVER be prescribed for more than 3 days – if at all. Antidepressants, antipsychotics and other psychotropic drugs should NEVER be prescribed by anyone other than a board certified psychiatrist; even then, you must consider whether or not this person needs to be hospitalized and evaluated in a mental health unit as these drugs cause suicidal and homicidal ideations.
- Doctors that offer you these drugs, outside of a hospital facility, and for more than 3 days, are basically drug dealers who wear white coats.
Do the patients who use Rx drugs seek after the same high as street drug users do?
- Absolutely YES! The addictive Rx drugs given to you by your doctor do not keep their intensity. In other words, the dose you take today will not have the same effect on you when you continue to take it for 2 weeks. That means that your doctor will most likely increase the dose or add another drug to potentiate (make stronger) it’s effect. As a matter of fact, many doctors, in order to keep you addicted, will add certain specific other drugs that will give give their patients the equivalent of a very potent ‘heroin high’.
- Dosages are raised by doctors or additional drugs are added because every few weeks, the effect and euphoria (or high) of these drugs dissipates. Keep in mind that these drugs, while becoming less effective, are stored in the body’s vital organs. This is the reason people ‘accidentally’ overdose and never see it coming.
Is it possible that Rx drug users could end up doing prison time or have to sell their bodies?
- Yes! It happens every day of the week. Why, you ask? The reason is that laws are getting tighter and doctors are being squeezed not to prescribe these types of drugs… especially Opiate painkillers. These days they can face professional discipline for misconduct, malpractice suits for iatrogenic addiction and death, and criminal criminal charges. So, what do the people do who are on these drugs and now suffer withdrawal? They hit the streets and buy heroin! Heroin is an opiate. Whether they are 12 or 90, they will start shooting up because the withdrawal is unbearable and they don’t want to be hospitalized for 14 days to detox. As we know, this is illegal. Being illegal, these people who have graduated from pills to heroin are now conducting themselves as other heroin abusers do, so they easily can and do end up with criminal charges.
What about withdrawal and accidental overdose? My doctor would never put me on drugs that would cause harm to me!
- Think again, my friends! Remember that nasty thing called ‘GREED’? Greed causes those who have the love of money to do crazy things. Just because some people have an MD, DO, PA, or NP after their names doesn’t mean they don’t or can’t love money! People who love money look for ways to make that money in a cushy, easy way. What’s easier than addicting patients to drugs? State laws mandate that these patients MUST come into the medical office monthly in order to get more pills. Insurances pay upward of $880 per 5 minute visit for the patient to get a new Rx. Multiply that by the average number of patients doctors have in the US per month. I’m not going to figure out the statistics for you… you can google that if you want; however, what I will tell you is that in 2012 (the most recent statistics available form the CDC), 259,000,000 (million) prescriptions were written for just Opioids alone!!!!!!!!! You do the math on how lucrative it is for doctors to prescribe these drugs and how they only have to spend 5 minutes with a patient to make upwards of $880.00 per month per patient. Don’t you wonder how your monster doctor affords all of those luxury vacations… new cars… huge houses (and multiple homes)… designer clothes… private schools… etc? I guess you’ve been reading my words here because you guessed it… it’s by prescribing addictive and mind altering drugs! Voila! One American dies every 19 minutes here in the US from a prescription overdose from addictive drugs prescribed by their doctor. IATROGENIC DEATH is now the #1 cause of accidental death in America. To me, it’s no accident when doctors know what these drugs do and prescribe them anyway. Even after a patient has experienced a massive overdose, their doctor will prescribe them to that same patient again when they get home from the hospital. That’s egregious since the chance of overdose is GREATER after an overdose has already occurred. For many, it only takes just one pill!!!
Motto of my post today? NEVER TRUST YOUR DOCTOR!
- Do the research – Look up the drugs yourself and ask your pharmacist for a package insert so that you can see all facts about the drugs.
- ask questions of pharmacists, naturopaths, google ‘dangers of (name of drug)’ and see what others have experienced and what remains hidden from patients.
- allow a window of time before accepting any Rx or procedure in order to get other opinions from doctors who are naturopaths.
- *******NEVER start with these drugs and you’ll never get addicted, you’ll never get dead before your time, and you’ll never suffer the evil ravages of taking them.
- Look for an MD or DO who is a Naturopath… seek natural alternatives.
- For pain, google LDN… an awesome way to control pain, many diseases and helps you sleep. It doesn’t ’cause’ anything in your body… it enables your body to heal itself.
By Gary G. Kohls, MD, guest to Natural Blaze
I recently had a dialogue with a person who had emailed me about a friend of hers who had been mis-treated for years by drug-prescribing psychiatrists. The psychiatrists – and their alarming and illogical drugging – had made him worse and worse and eventually totally disabled over the years. Because of the high probability that the drugs he had taken over the years – known to be both neurotoxic and addictive – were also brain-damaging and dementia-inducing, we discussed some things that perhaps could be helpful (see the information below).
The obvious major problem, according to the person who contacted me, was the fact that the patient had been continuously over-dosed with irrational cocktails of a multitude of dangerous psychiatric drugs. Since there were a number of lessons that I thought my readers could benefit from learning, I decided to make the letter into a Duty to Warn column.
Below is the essence of my last communication with the friend of the over-drugged patient.
“What a mess your friend’s so-called healers have made of his brain!! They are guilty, guilty, guilty of “first doing harm” rather than first doing NO harm (per the Hippocratic Oath). You tell me that he has been on SSRI antidepressants, psychostimulants, anti-psychotics, tranquilizers and mood stabilizers, which are the five categories of psychotropic drugs. A psychiatrist who has been using such a variety of drugs doesn’t know what he is doing , but what is worse is that he trusts the totally untrustworthy, amoral psychiatric drug companies way too much!
“No human being on earth would have responded any other way than how your friend has responded, what with being prescribed unknown combinations of brain-altering, brain-damaging synthetic drugs. Note that Big Pharma never does research involving more than one drug at a time even in the rat labs! What must come out of such corporate pseudo-research is bad science and therefore bad medicine!
“Below is the partial list of medications that you mentioned in your letter that your friend had taken at one time or another, usually, of course, in a cocktail of other drugs, any combination of which – as I mentioned above – has never been tested in either pre-clinical (animal lab) or clinical (human) trials for either safety or efficacy, either short-term or long-term.
“Zoloft, Effexor, Wellbutrin, Xanax, Concerta (36mg), Lamictal (as high as 900 mg), Lithium (only about a week as his psoriasis acted up), Depakote, modafinil, Ambien, Abilify, Zyprexa, Valium.”
1) Pfizer’s Zoloft, GlaxoSmithKline’s Wellbutrin and Pfizer’s Effexor are powerful and addictive so-called “antidepressant” drugs (which should more accurately have been called “agitation-inducing” drugs (but that wouldn’t have been good for Big Pharma’s business model). Most of them have been classed by the pharmaceutical industry as “selective serotonin reuptake pump inhibitors (SSRIs) – a very deceptive term because they are NOT selective to serotonin and they mess around with more organelles in the synapses of the brain than the reuptake pumps).
(Other examples of such drugs include Forest Lab’s Celexa, Lilly’s Cymbalta,Forest’s Lexapro, GlaxoSmithKline’s Paxil, Pfizer’s Pristiq, Lilly’s Prozac, Jazz’s Luvox, Merck’s Remeron, Lilly’s Symbyax, Bayer’s Yaz, and Lilly’s Sarafem.)
2) McNeil’s Concerta is a psychostimulant drug identical to Novartis’s Ritalin. They are in the class of drugs (FDA-approved for so-called ADHD or somnolence, including – irrationally – sleepiness caused by sleep deprivation!). These drugs are powerful and highly addictive dopamine and/or nor-epinephrine reuptake pump inhibitors that temporarily boost the level of those two transmitters in the synapse but at the same time dysregulate dopamine receptors as well as dopamine reuptake pumps.
(Other examples of such drugs include Shire’s Adderall, Shire’s Daytrana, Novartis’s Focalin, Shire’s Intuniv, UCB’s Metadate, Mallinckrodt’s Methylin, Cephalon’s Nuvigil, Lilly’s Strattera, Shire’s Vyvanse, Cephalon’s Provigil (modafinil), caffeine, nicotine, dexedrine, “uppers”, etc, that commonly cause mania, psychosis and sleep deprivation in addition to many other dangerous symptoms that can make ignorant or too-busy physicians think that the patient is mentally ill; rather than psychiatric drug-intoxicated.)
3) Eli Lilly’s Zyprexa, Janssen’s Abilify and Glaxo’s Lamictal, all so-called “anti-psychotic” drugs (which should more accurately have been called heavily-sedating major tranquilizers, which are seriously brain-altering drugs). These drugs are dopamine, norepinephrine and often serotonin blocking drugs that make victims feel dead inside. These drugs are also brain-damaging and highly dependency-inducing drugs that are difficult to stop taking, partly because one of the serious withdrawal symptoms is psychosis. Patients who have been given such drugs for off-label reasons such as for sleeping (never having been psychotic before taking the drug) have been known to have hallucinations and acute psychotic attacks during the withdrawal period!
(Other examples of such drugs include the now-generic Haldol, Prolixin, Mellaril, fluphenazine, perphenazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine, GlaxoSmithKline’s Thorazine, Lilly’s Zyprexa, Astra-Zeneca’s Seroquel, Janssen’s Risperdal, Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Abilify, Pfizer’s Geodon, Novartis’s Clozaril, Novartis’s Fanapt, Janssen’s Invega and Merck’s Saphris).
4) Roche’s Valium, Pfizer’s Xanax and Sanofi Aventis’s Ambien are benzodiazepine-type drugs, which are powerful and highly addicting. They are the so-called “minor” tranquilizers and sleeping pills.
(Other examples include Valeant’s Librium, Valeant’s Dalmane, Biovail’s Ativan, Lundbeck’s Tranxene, Pfizer’s Halcion, Roche’s Klonopin, Sepacor’s Lunesta, Mallinckrodt’s Restoril, Takeda’s Rozerem and King’s Sonata, any of which can cause somnolence, depression, lowered IQ and long-term brain damage and, when the dose is cut down, can cause serious withdrawal symptoms, including serious insomnia, agitation, psychosis and mania.)
5) Abbott’s Depakote and the generic lithium are so-called “mood stabilizer” drugs. Depakote could have caused your friend’s liver failure. Most “mood stabilizers” (except for lithium) are drugs that were designed and marketed as anti-epilepsy drugs, for which they were approved by the FDA. However, they have been heavily marketed (often illegally) as “mood stabilizers” or drugs that might help pain perception or anxiety but they have also been found, upon withdrawal, to cause agitation, insomnia and even grand mal seizures, even if the patient had never had a seizure before. (Other examples include Pfizer’s Neurontin, Pfizer’s Dilantin, Ortho-McNeil’s Topamax, Pfizer’s Lyrica and UCB’s Keppra).
6) Of course your friend was probably also using the over-the-counter (OTC) psychoactive substances caffeine and nicotine. The heavy use of such addictive “food substances” such as coffee, caffeinated soda pop, NutraSweet-laden “diet” pop and tobacco by patients on “anti-psychotics” is legendary.
“Those unfortunates that have been labeled with a psychosis and then forced to take “anti-psychotics” are almost always addicted to these OTC psychostimulants as well. Drugs that block dopamine and nor-epinephrine will make patients feel so numb and dead inside that they will do anything to overcome the dopamine and nor-epinephrine under-stimulation. And so, not only will they be dependent on the toxic prescription drug, they will also be addicted to the toxic stimulant substance. De-ciphering what drug is doing what is very difficult and time-consuming to figure out, and so most ignorant and too-busy doctors never try. They just keep prescribing the drugs and keep their fingers crossed, hoping that they will never have to face the inevitable withdrawal syndromes.
“Of course when the inevitable happens and such unlucky patients can’t afford the prescriptions anymore, can’t afford health insurance premiums, can’t afford the deductible fees, can’t afford the co-pays, loses health care for any other reason or somehow just quits or cuts down on the drugs (because they know they are being sickened by them), the patient will probably wind up in a mental hospital where another new mental illness label will be falsely applied and a new cocktail of brain-damaging and addictive drugs will be forced upon the patient again.
“Most physicians (and all physician assistants) do not understand the exact mechanism of action of the above drugs nor do they know how to help get their patients off the drugs when they start to understand the adverse effects that occur with ALL of these medications.
“It is important to remind ourselves that none of these psychiatric drugs were ever tested in the animal labs in any combination of two or more drugs, which is also true for the human trials!
“And there are hardly any long-term trials done either (most animal lab experiments last fewer than a week in length and most human anti-depressant trials lasted – on average – 6 weeks in duration, even though most humans are told to take them the rest of their lives!)
“Also none of these drugs were ever tested in sequential trials (one drug following another) for safety or efficacy!
“So your friend has been experimented upon by a system that knows next to nothing about what happens at the synapse level of the human brain, especially long-term. His psychiatrists have been cavalierly drugging him – on a trial and error basis, no less – with a multitude of dangerous and addictive chemical substances and combinations of substances that never came anywhere close to curing him.
“Indeed, these neurotoxic substances have instead made him worse with every cumulative dose. As we discussed, I believe that there is a good chance that his initial diagnoses were likely to have been in error.
“In other words, he might have only been experiencing a temporary, albeit perhaps overwhelming, emotional issue that could have been cured with non-pharmaceutical means such as good psychotherapy. But instead, he was probably quickly mis-diagnosed (because, unfortunately, he saw psychiatrists who have immense power and authority over their patients) with a “permanent”, “life-long”, “incurable”, “probably inherited” “mental illness” that would make him a permanent patient of the psychiatric and pharmaceutical industries, who would be the ones to profit by prescribing and supplying the “necessary” drugs (that would be endlessly dealt out to him on a trial and error basis).
“Of course, if that scenario of erroneous diagnosis is true, your friend has been also been mis-treated. To de-cipher the situation in retrospect would require a series of thorough history-taking clinic visits and a slow tapering off of the brain-damaging drugs (along with close attention to his mal-nourished and drug-sickened brain and body plus good psychotherapy for whatever was the original emotional issue – as well as for the current psychological trauma from the mis-treatment he has received).
“I’m sorry to be so pessimistic, but honesty is the best policy. Your friend’s brain may be so messed up that he will never totally recover. His brain has already suffered enough damage to make him totally brain-disabled. But the fact that he had a good career prior to swallowing all those drugs, perhaps his prognosis is better than I fear. If he and his loved ones can educate themselves adequately, that will improve his chances. Please be aware that he might only be able to lower his medications to a minimum level to avoid serious withdrawal symptoms, or at least be willing to take many months or years to do the tapering.
“Also, because he has been on such a large number of drugs, he is at high risk of developing a psychiatric drug-induced dementia (an iatrogenic disease [doctor-caused] that his “doctors” will surely try hard to dismiss and mis-diagnose as Alzheimer’s Disease [of unknown origin] rather than implicate themselves as responsible for the dementia).
“I have had extensive experience with hundreds of similarly mal-treated “psychiatric” patients during my career, and I have been repeatedly angered over the injustices that had been done to them by well-meaning but poorly-informed physicians or physician assistants. A really good, committed lawyer that has no ties to Big Pharma or Big Medicine could have sued any of those mal-practicing doctors and drug companies – if there was any justice in this world and if the Big Pharma defense lawyers weren’t so well-paid and so cunning at making sure that justice is never done applied to the drug company’s victims.
“First of all very few lawyers want to go up against the raft of Big Pharma lawyers that every corporation has on retainer, and very few independent lawyers are eager to go up against the doctors in their own communities because it would be bad for their lawyer business.
“So what to do? It is important, first of all, to find a sympathetic, understanding, knowledgeable physician who is able and willing to write prescriptions for smaller and smaller doses of the offending drugs and will help in the slow tapering process.
“One caveat: the mechanics and neuroscience of tapering off psych drugs is NOT taught in medical schools, because Big Pharma has acquired too much influence on the medical education of our med students and the post-graduation education of licensed physicians. Big Pharma has also been very successful in indoctrinating (and in many cases bribe) academic researchers, authors of medical textbooks, medical school professors, politicians (especially the liberal ones) and the thousands of health journalists into believing the totally false notion of psych drug efficacy and safety, so that now the public also believes the dangerous myth (with lots of help from TV commercials).
“Therefore it is the rare physician who has the knowledge that there is such a thing as psychiatric drug-induced brain damage or psychiatric drug-induced dementia. And it also the rare physician that will have the inclination or the time to do what needs to be done.
“I would suggest that your friend’s caretakers to go to http://www.cchrint.org and view some of the videos there. Also, I would suggest reading some of the many of columns on the topic of mental ill health that I have written over the years. Many of them are archived at Duty to Warn and at Transcend.org.
“Good luck. Don’t give up. There is much justice-seeking to do. What you can learn will help increase the awareness of your friend’s tragic story. Perhaps future victimization from the psychiatric and psychopharmaceutical industries can be halted, so that others won’t have to go through the same things your friend has had to go through.
“Try to find some other folks with similar concerns that might want to get together with you to share information and learn more about you can do together, but don’t trust the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI is a Big Pharma front group whose entire existence has been funded by the drug company’s hundreds of millions of dollars and never mentions the immense dangers of their drugs, nor the fact that those chemicals can cause dementia or addictions).
“Do trust, however, what you read on the website of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (www.cchrint.org).”
Dr Kohls is a retired physician from Duluth, MN, USA. He writes a weekly column for the Duluth Reader, the area’s alternative newsweekly magazine. His columns deal with the dangers of American fascism, corporatism, militarism, racism, malnutrition, Big Pharma’s psychiatric drugging and over-vaccination regimens, and other movements that threaten the environment, health, democracy, civility and longevity of the populace. Many of his columns are archived HERE, HERE or HERE
DISCLAIMER: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
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IF YOU’VE BEEN TAKING
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FOR MORE THAN 2 WEEKS, YOU ARE
ADDICTED AND YOUR LIFE
IS AT RISK
Opiates, Benzodiazepines, Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, Hypnotics, Stimulants, toxic poisons that your doctor gives you simply because you’re complaining and want a quick fix. They know that once you take the first pill, you’ll be coming back every month for more. Those visits are charged to insurances at charges upward of $880.00 a pop each month. Still wonder why insurance is so costly? Blame your monster doctor; then, after you read this, blame yourself as well.
- When you stop taking them, you feel so sick that you must begin taking them again
- You’re taking them for more than 2 weeks
- You’re counting your pills to make sure you have enough
- You’re sleeping too much or can’t sleep
- You’re constipated or having diarrhea
- You are having palpitations
- You are fearful and/or anxious
- Your appetite is out of control or you can’t eat
- You’re losing or gaining weight
- You are losing time at work
- The pain is getting much worse (yes… the painkillers CAUSE more pain after a few weeks)
- You find yourself isolating more
- You feel paranoid
- Your skin is crawling
- You are feeling feelings of impending doom
- You go in any weather and take risks in order to the doctor or pharmacy to get your pills
- Your mind is always on the next dose
- You can’t get enough from your doctor, so you try going to other doctors
- Frequent headaches
- Memory loss
- Time seems ‘blurred’
There are far more symptoms than those I just mentioned; however, if you have any one of these, or are taking these medications for more than the perceived medical standard of two weeks, you need to find help and get professionally medically detoxed in a supervised setting. Once you are discharged, find a doctor who doesn’t prescribe any of these medications. After detox, come to us for support. You’ll require one on one support for about 4 months. Our services are charged by a very affordable minimum donation. Until Victory Retreat Montana is up and running, we work by phone and Skype. IatrogenicAddiction.com
The bottom line is that you either get help today, or tragically suffer and have a premature death. Most all insurances can cover most or all of the cost of medically supervised detox. Isn’t your life worth it?
Psychiatry’s Darkest Aspects In The Big PharMonopoly
A question: Why has there been such a dramatic rise in mental disease and invariably increased prescribed psychiatric drug use in recent years? Could it simply be because more people are getting mentally disabled? Or could it be due to a number of other dark and sinister aspects at work related to psychiatry’s connection to Big Pharma’s profit machine?
In light of this here are some of psychiatry’s darkest aspects in the Big PharMonopoly
The baseless chemical imbalance theory
Big Pharma has made trillions in psychiatric drug sales on the chemical imbalance theory. This widely accepted principle is based on the idea that mental diseases are caused by an imbalance of chemical neurotransmitters in the brain. However, there is no scientific evidence to support this theory. For example, there is no evidence proving that the accepted cause of depression is an imbalance of the neurotransmitter serotonin.
Although rigorously promoted by Big Pharma, psychiatrists, sales and marketing reps… the portfolio-expanding, money-spinning pharmaceutical drug treatment model of mental disease is therefore based on fiction: With the baseless chemical imbalance theory, the tragedy is that patients have not been cured. As they continue to suffer, what about the dangerous side effects of these drugs?
On the encouraging side, research suggests that chemical changes rather than imbalances are the causes of mental disease.
If ever there’s a case of psychiatry and Big Pharma rearing its ugly head it’s in the way of disease mongering through inventing fictitious mental diseases. ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is said to be a classic example. Just before he died, Leon Eisenberg, the originator of ADHD, confessed that it was a fictitious disease.
Another ‘trick’ used by corrupt psychiatry and Big Pharma is to change the name of a drug and use it to treat another mental disorder in the hope of getting a better sales return. This has worked for a number of drugs. For example, Abilify was originally meant to be the wonder drug for treating schizophrenia, but failed to make the mark on anticipated sales. So Abilify was then used to treat severe depression in conjunction with other drugs and sales skyrocketed, in spite of comments from health professionals saying the drug doesn’t work, and that there’s no evidence for its efficacy!
You may be wondering how the psychiatric industry and Big Pharma got away with it. Simple, the FDA approval body gave the thumbs up to this drug on the basis that its effects were unknown: The board members had been rigged with psychiatrists having financial ties to the pharmaceutical company selling the drug. This process, with its CONflict of interest and corruption, has been repeated many times over the years to influence the FDA’s approval of other drugs.
Further, from R & D, approval bodies, drug manufacture, sales and marketing, to treatment … corruption occurs at all levels in psychiatry.
The DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Model)
The DSM is a catalogue used to identify and treat mental diseases. Since its origination in the 1930’s the DSM’s number of identified mental diseases has gone up from 30-odd to currently over 370. Based on patients’ symptoms mental diseases have been added to the catalogue over the years by votes from various boards of psychiatrists having no convincing objective scientific evidence to support their claims.
No wonder it has been said that psychiatry and Big Pharma’s pill-for-every-ill mentality has created a number of fictitious diseases solely for increased drug sales…
Enforced psychiatric treatment and the 6 year old boy locked up in a psychiatric hospital for ‘throwing a temper tantrum’
Corruption occurs in psychiatry through using false pretenses to enforce psychiatric treatment. Thus, in some circumstances, people may be putting themselves in a vulnerable position when placing their full trust in the psychiatrist. For instance, some parents have trusted psychiatrists to know what’s best for their child’s health, only to result in dire straits for the child, as in the recent case of a 6 year old boy who got locked up in a psychiatric hospital for ‘throwing a temper tantrum.’
Staff and administrators lacking empathy
Psychiatry’s darkest aspects in the Big PharMonopoly include a number of staff and administrators lacking in empathy towards the care and treatment of psychiatric patients. Once again, that hoary old chestnut ‘it’s in the money’ may well be at influence here, tied to corporate and political agendas…
Such is the said corruption related to the hospital where the 6yo boy was committed. This psychiatric hospital and a chain of others under the ownership of Universal Health Services, in the Unites States, are under criminal investigation for medical fraud. The upshot of this alleged fraud is that the hospitals with their staff and administrators have used whatever methods they can to hold patients. Thus, beds are filled for collecting the patients’ insurance payments until they run out.
Whatever the result of this investigation it clearly shows how parental rights are under fire. Parents have to stand up to this or the circumstances will not change and may even get worse. If you are a parent concerned for your child and want to get involved, then have a look at this.
As with other branches of medicine, psychiatry is heavily sponsored and controlled by the Big Pharma medical/pharmaceutical establishment; from academic training, R & D, approval bodies, marketing, sales, to diagnoses and treatment… taking the blinkered approach that they ‘know what’s best.’
Alternative, natural health approaches with its advocates are looked upon as ‘enemies,’ as they threaten to undercut the state-sponsored medical / pharmaceutical drug cartel’s businesses. Hence, regardless of its efficacy, there is a war on natural health.
Making it extremely difficult for competitors
On similar lines to the above, through its ability to meet high costs for R & D, sales and marketing, then there’s the obligatory systems, procedures and protocols, the medical/pharmaceutical establishment have monopolized the health industry by making it extremely difficult for their competitors to compete with.
Discernment is the key if you or your loved ones are in need of treatment. Having been indoctrinated and tied into the money spinning medical/pharmaceutical establishment the doctor may not recommend what’s best. Maybe an alternative natural health based approach is needed instead. Do your research, and then consult with health professionals before deciding what to do…
Then there’s the case of standing up for the right to health freedom and not have to be subjected to any enforced healthcare.
The bottom line is that nobody should be able to tell you what to do with your body (or your child’s).
This insightful video nicely summarizes how the Big PharMonopoly came about and helps to put things into perspective:
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The nation’s top federal health agency urged doctors to avoid prescribing powerful opiate painkillers for patients with chronic pain, saying the risks from such drugs far outweigh the benefits for most people.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its first ever guidelines for dispensing the morphine-like, addictive drugs, such as Vicodin and Oxycontin, said it took the action Tuesday to combat the nation’s deadly prescription painkiller epidemic.
The guidelines carve out an exception for patients receiving cancer treatment or end-of-life care. When doctors determine that such drugs are necessary in other situations, the CDC advises doctors prescribe the lowest possible dose for the shortest amount of time.
About 40 Americans die each day from overdosing on prescription painkillers, according to the CDC. In 2013, an estimated 1.9 million people abused or were dependent on prescription opiates.
“We know of no other medication routinely used for a nonfatal condition that kills patients so frequently,” said CDC director Thomas Frieden. “We hope to see fewer deaths from opiates. That’s the bottom line. These are really dangerous medications that carry the risk of addiction and death.”
The CDC directed the guidelines to primary care physicians, who prescribe nearly half of opiates. Doctors aren’t legally obligated to follow the recommendations, which are intended for adult patients, but such directives often have influence.
The CDC hopes the guidelines will help doctors determine when to begin or continue opiates for chronic pain, which type of painkiller to choose, how long to administer the drugs and how to weigh their risks.
Andrew Kolodny, executive director of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing, called the recommendations a “game changer” that doctors are likely to follow.
“For the first time, the federal government is communicating clearly that the widespread practice of treating common pain conditions with long-term opioids is inappropriate,” Kolodny said. “The CDC is making it perfectly clear that medical practice needs to change because we’re harming pain patients and fueling a public health crisis.”
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network President Chris Hansen criticized the move for disregarding the important role of pain management for cancer survivors “who experience severe pain that limits their quality of life.”
“Pain does not end when an individual completes treatment,” he said in a statement. “Most often, cancer patients deal with lasting effects from their disease or treatment including pain for a significant period of time or indefinitely.”
Many prescription opiates on the market are as addictive as heroin, and poorly control chronic pain, Frieden said. Doctors should use therapies other than opiates first, including exercise or non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, he said.
When the benefits of prescription opiates outweigh the risks, doctors should talk to patients about their treatment goals and when they will stop using the drugs. Due to a high risk of overdose, physicians should avoid prescribing opiates at the same time as benzodiazepines, such as anti-anxiety drugs Valium and Xanax. Doctors also should prescribe immediate-release opiates, rather than extended-relief tablets that are more likely to be abused.
Patients with acute pain, such as that caused by an injury, usually need prescription opiates for only three days. Prescribing the drugs for more than seven days is rarely necessary, he said.
“When opiates are used, start low and go slow,” Frieden said, meaning doctors should increase the dose of medication slowly and only when necessary. Doctors should check every three months to see if the benefits of opiates still outweigh the risks, the guidelines said.
Telling patients and doctors that opiates are rarely needed for more than a few days “will help prevent patients from getting addicted and help keep highly addictive drugs from accumulating in medicine chests,” Kolodny said.
If patients abuse opiates, doctors should help them get treatment supported by strong medical evidence, such as the therapies buprenorphine or methadone, which block or partly block the effects of opiates.
The CDC’s hard line on opiates is a major shift from conventional wisdom about relieving pain.
Although there has never been much evidence that opiates ease chronic pain, doctors were told for decades to consider pain as a “vital sign” that needed to be addressed, wrote addiction medicine specialist Yngvild Olsen, medical director of Reach Health Services in Baltimore, in an editorial in JAMA.
That advice to manage patients’ pain was accompanied by “misleading marketing of prescription opioids by manufacturers, who minimized the risks of misuse and addiction,” Olsen wrote. The pressure to manage pain led doctors to “miss or dismiss the presence of addiction in their patients,” she added.
Patients should ask questions if their doctors want to prescribe opiates, said Deborah Dowell, senior medical adviser in the division of unintentional injury prevention at the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Key questions to ask include: Is an opiate necessary? What are the risks? What are the benefits? How long should I take this? Are there alternatives? What we hope to accomplish by using an opiate? How will you know when we’ve met our goal?
Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass. who has used Senate rules to block the nomination of the Food and Drug Administration chief over the agency’s regulation of opioids, praised the CDC for releasing the guidance.
“Just as we need rules of the road to prevent injury and death, we need strong guidelines that can help prevent abuse of and addiction to opioid painkillers,” Markey said in a statement.
“While these are important measures we need prescribers to take, they are just guidelines and we need requirements to ensure all prescribers of opioid painkillers are educated in safe prescribing practices and the identification of possible substance use disorders,” Markey said.
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Sleep… it’s a natural and necessary bodily function. You brain and body know what it needs. You need to trust that fact. People have grown to embrace what the world has to offer, rather than to receive those things that God naturally gives to us. The world, in the spirit of money and greed, has used the media’s power to brainwash – through repetition and subliminal feeds. In this manner, it can indoctrinate the public into believing there’s a quick fix to everything and anything. Know this reality: everything that matters is worth spending a little time waiting for.
Sleep will come. It has to. Let your body rule your sleep – not pills. Medication leads to dependence. Dependence leads to addiction. Addiction leads to suffering and and your untimely death. You are simply trying to trust the medical community out there rather than God. Doctors and Big Pharma are filled with greed. They work hard at convincing the public – YOU – that you absolutely need sleeping pills or your life will become unbearable. Don’t believe those who are just trying to make money on you! Give your rational mind the opportunity to make sense out of an industry that is destroying lives and killing people. Your peace will never ever come from a pill; it comes from Jesus Christ and Him alone.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL sleeping medications are similar in respect to dangerous side effects and ultimate death. I’m using ambien as an example because it is so popular.
What Is Ambien?
When taken for prolonged periods of time – even at a prescribed dose – Ambien use can be habit-forming.
Ambien is a brand name for zolpidem tartrate, a sedative drug that is prescribed to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep).
Other brand name formulations containing zolpidem include:
Edluar – a sublingual tablet.
Intermezzo – a sublingual tablet available in different doses.
ZolpiMist – an oral spray formulation.
As a short-acting, non-benzodiazepine hypnotic drug, Ambien is effective in initiating and maintaining sleep.
When taken as prescribed by a doctor, zolpidem allegedly helps patients with insomnia. However, it also caused undesired side effects–especially in those who abuse it.
Remember that abuse can be ‘accidental’ because you made the (unknowingly) lethal decision to trust your doctor.
The unwanted effects of Ambien use differ between individuals, but may include:
Nausea and vomiting.
Delusions or hallucinations.
Amnesia or short-term memory loss.
* Concerns about next-day drowsiness are particularly pronounced for extended-release formulations of zolpidem such as Ambien CR.
In 2013, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated its labeling requirements for zolpidem to recommend lower initial doses to avoid next-day impairment and to warn patients taking extended-release formulations not to drive or undertake other dangerous activities the day after taking the medication.
Effects of Ambien Abuse
- Ambien abuse can lead to a number of negative consequences, which include:
- Physical dependence.
- Withdrawal symptoms.
- The risk of overdose–potentiated when taken in a setting of other substances such as alcohol or other medications.
Dependence, which can eventually result from prolonged abuse, is defined as a maladaptive pattern of substance use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress manifested by such signs as tolerance, withdrawal, a persistent desire to use Ambien, unsuccessful efforts to stop using the drug, and large amounts of time spent acquiring the drug.
When you’ve become dependent on Ambien, you’re may meet diagnostic criteria for a substance addiction (or “substance use disorder”).
American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-V identifies some of the symptoms of a sedative, hypnotic, or anxiolytic use disorder as:
- Taking the drug for longer than intended.
- Unsuccessful attempts to cut down or cease use.
- Compulsive desire to obtain the substance.
- Abandonment of once-enjoyed activities in favor of obtaining and using the substance.
- Continued use despite negative social, interpersonal, legal, or financial consequences caused by Ambien use.
Overdose is a common danger associated with the abuse of many drugs, including zolpidem. Overdose may be an accidental consequence of trying to achieve a more intense high or overcome tolerance to the drug. Additionally, an overdose is more likely to occur when an individual has taken Ambien in addition to drinking alcohol, or consuming other intoxicating substances.
Another consideration is that sometimes after taking Ambien, patients’ memory and cognition are impaired, causing them to forget having taken the pill. If they do not remember the first dose and ingest more, they are at risk for an overdose.
Symptoms of Ambien overdose include:
- Excessive drowsiness.
- Dangerously slowed breathing.
- Bradycardia, or slow heart rate.
- Withdrawal Symptoms
Abrupt cessation of Ambien can cause withdrawal symptoms, especially after using the drug for a prolonged period of time and at high dosages. Withdrawal symptoms may last for weeks depending on the degree of use.
Withdrawal symptoms in someone abusing Ambien may include:
- Agitation and irritability.
- In severe instances, convulsions or seizures.
Seizures, if present during withdrawal, can present a medical emergency. Evaluation by a qualified medical professional is highly recommended prior to attempting to detox from Ambien. Withdrawal shouldn’t be attempted on one’s own if the risk of seizure exists–a period of closely monitored, or medically supervised detox/withdrawal will be necessary. Call 911 and get to the hospital… do not drive yourself!
Who’s Abusing Ambien?
Some relevant statistics about Ambien abuse in the US include the following:
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) estimated that in 2013, more than 250,000 people were abusing Ambien and other sedatives.
According to a report by the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), the number of emergency-room (ER) visits attributed to the misuse or overdose of Ambien increased from 6,111 in 2005 to over 19,000 in 2010.
More than two thirds (68%) of zolpidem-related ER patients are women.
Patients over 45 years old accounted for 74% of ER visits due to Ambien use.
Half of zolpidem-related ER visits involved combinations with other drugs, especially narcotic analgesics (26%) and other sleeping or anti-anxiety medications (16%).