This country has a major prescription drug problem. We all know that. But the stats in this Seen & Heard are still alarming. .
This info comes from the documentary "Prescription Thugs." Then read what one nurse on Facebook said in response to these numbers: 💢The US consumes 75% of the world's prescription drugs even though they only make up 5% of the world's population
💢In the past 10 years, the top 11 Pharma companies have make over $711 Billion
💢The pharma industry remains the most profitable biz in the US
💢In 1997, the Clinton administration made it possible for pharma to market to consumers through advertising. Now every commercial break says "ask your doctor if _____ is right for you"
💢The pharma industry is in the disease business...not the health business. Their main objective is to make their shareholders money
💢75% of the time - your doctor will oblige when you ask for a drug (that you've seen on TV}
💢Today, 1 in 10 are on anti-depressants (including dogs who can now take beef flavored prozac)
💢To get a drug approved, a company only has to submit 2 positive studies to the FDA, showing that the drug worked better than a sugar pill. Even if there were 40 studies that were negative, if they have 2 positive it gets approved by the FDA
💢Every 19 minutes someone dies in the US from an accidental pharma med overdose
💢Big Pharma is the largest lobbyist in the US of political campaigns. They contributed about $422,000 towards every member of Congress. That's alot of influence!
💢Pharma is allowed to pay the FDA to have their drugs fast tracked for approval.
"As a Nurse who sees this on a daily, basis it is frightening some people are on a total of 30 meds a day with one side effect after another. Yes in some cases a med is necessary but we are too quick to grab a pill because it is easy. For myself, I find less is better for your body and have gone the natural route. Probiotics, Essential Oils, Diet and common sense."