Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on Prescription Drugs
This is an amazing book!
"America has truly become the world’s greatest medicine show."
The book talks about how a drug effective for stopping the parasitic infection from the tsetse fly, which women and children in Africa get from fly bites while collecting water. The book mentions that the drug was not profitable for that purpose, but is very profitable removing unwanted hair from the upper lip of American women. So the drug company repurposed the drug and no it is on drug store shelves. There needs to be anew model for taking care of the world, help us find and implement that model.
The drug companies take these drugs and spin them into the best profit centers possible. Some doctors fly around the world on vacations paid for by the drug company’s money. It really is the case of the hammer being used as a screw driver. So if you are not familiar with that saying, people tend to use the tools at hand, for example using a hammer to drive a screw into to wood instead of using a screw driver. It means that if a doctor has a drug that is reported to cure facial hair, here you go. Maybe facial hair is not needing drug treatment?
How many people take drugs for simple things that can be relieved by drinking enough clean powerful water? How many people take insulin instead of losing 45 pounds of weight?
The list goes on and on. We as Americans would rather take a pill than take care of our own health. The drug companies and doctors prescribe hundreds of millions of dollars of drugs every week and never considering the true issues behind the illnesses. And us as patients tend to eat those pills right up. It is easier to take a pill than to look out for one’s self.
I say lets end this dependence on drugs, take back our health and our health care. Eat right, drink pure clean powerful water. Make healthy choices and get some good rest. Laugh, play, and smile.
Take care of yourself and always ask yourself do I really need to take this prescription or is there a healthy lifestyle alternative, then ask your doctor the same thing.