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Over Medicated America

A group to discuss how medications and over medication are affecting Americans.

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Therapeutic Drug Use

(Data are for the U.S.)

 

  • Percent of persons using at least one prescription drug in the past month: 47.9% (2005-2008)
  • Percent of persons using three or more prescription drugs in the past month: 21.4% (2005-2008)
  • Percent of persons using five or more prescription drugs in the past month: 10.5% (2005-2008)

 

Physician office visits

  • Number of drugs ordered or provided: 2.6 billion
  • Percent of visits involving drug therapy: 74.4%
  • Most frequently prescribed therapeutic classes:
    • Analgesics
    • Antihyperlipidemic agents
    • Antidepressants

     


more:
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/drugs.htm

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Comment by Shirley Williams on March 14, 2013 at 4:37am

Here is info on a documentary coming out about drugs and their side effects. 

https://www.cchrint.org/2013/03/06/criminal-psychiatric-diagnosing-...

Comment by Shirley Williams on March 12, 2013 at 3:33am

How many people have died as a result of this PPA. It has been used for years and there have been complaints for years. Pharma money

Comment by Ralph E WallSr on March 11, 2013 at 9:04pm

FDA Letter to Manufacturers of Drug Products Containing Phenylpropanolamine (PPA)


This letter concerns drug products containing phenylpropanolamine and its salts marketed by prescription or over-the-counter (OTC), which are now or have previously been manufactured, relabeled, repacked, or distributed by your firm. Phenylpropanolamine is currently available by prescription and OTC as a nasal decongestant, and OTC for weight control. Your firm is receiving this letter based on information in the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Drug Listing System or because you have a new drug application (NDA) or abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for a product containing phenylpropanolamine.

This letter is to inform you of recent developments relating to phenylpropanolarnine. Earlier this year, FDA received a report entitled "Phenylpropanolamine & Risk of Hemorrhagic Stroke: Final Report of the Hemorrhagic Stroke Project" from scientists at Yale University School of Medicine. This report, which is on display in Docket No. 81N-0022 in the FDA Dockets Management Branch, states that the data suggest that phenylpropanolamine increases the risk for hemorrhagic stroke.

Comment by Shirley Williams on January 23, 2013 at 5:24am

Here is another article on consequences of drugging our children. There is also a new website that the article references which has been set up for anyone that has had a problem with children on meds to share their stories since big pharma will not let the public know what they are really doing to our kids.

http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/top-psychiatrist-meds-behind-school-mass...

Comment by Shirley Williams on December 19, 2012 at 4:51am
Comment by Shirley Williams on November 17, 2012 at 4:38am

Theresa, this website has many articles on Drug usage and alternatives. Some of the videos of parents who have lost their kids are heart wrenching. Some of their newest articles are about how they are now drugging the elderly and our military. They have a whole listing of every drug and it's side effects. I know they are affiliated with an organization that some say is a cult but they do great work trying to help kids and get info out about the dangers of drugs.

https://www.cchrint.org/

Comment by Shirley Williams on November 16, 2012 at 1:44pm

I'll see if I can find out anything on natural healing and post.

Comment by Teresa McNeill on November 16, 2012 at 11:32am

To James Watson, DC.  I had it out with my doctor about trying to put me on statin drugs for "borderline" cholesterol, even though my HDL is over the roof because I exercise everyday.  You need to read about the R&D physician David J. Graham, formerly with the FDA.  Read about what happened to this guy when he blew the whistle on Accutane, statin drugs, and the Cox 2 Inhibitors.  His testimony before Congress is searchable on the Internet.  Search for the 60 Minutes Interview with him.  People in the USA are only fooling themselves if they think the FDA is protecting us.  As for me, I told my doctor I would eat oatmeal everyday and lentils for the rest of my life before I take a statin drug.  That was 10 years ago and my total cholesetrol is still borderline-no higher today than it was 10 years ago.  I think it is normal for cholesterol to go up some with age.  Some amount of it is necessary to keep your cell walls in tact.  Without it, your cells rupture causing what is known by everybody as a stroke. 

Comment by Teresa McNeill on November 16, 2012 at 11:22am

Also there is a great program called Celebrate Recovery, started by the Saddleback Church minister, Rick Warren and folks at that church.  He is the author of the Purpose Driven Life series.  Check out this program.  Just do a search for Celebrate Recovery.  They follow the 12 step format, but also add what's called 8 life principles.

Comment by Teresa McNeill on November 16, 2012 at 11:20am

Shirley-it is no surprise that you mention ADHD meds.  That was the first clue I had that my son had gotten mixed up in something when he transferred to UNC Charlotte last Fall to begin work on his Masters Degree in Math.  He came home on Fall Break, which was in October.  He'd only been in school for about 6 weeks.  He made a comment to me in passing about "what kind of doctor would he need to go to get a prescription for ADD drugs."' I asked him why he wanted to know.  I told him he would more than likely have to see a psychiatrist, but he didn't have ADD/HD and would have to be diagnosed with it in order to get the medication.  This is where it gets weird because I am a Registered Nurse.  He knew I know what drugs are for what and what's being abused.  He then said that his roommates had been going all over Charlotte buying up Sudafed from local pharmacies.  When he left to go back to school on Sunday night that's when I noticed he had the shakes.  He had hand tremors which is  a sign that someone is either taking something or coming off something, depending on the substance.  The next day on Monday, I called campus police and told them they had a meth problem up there and what my son had said.  Of course, these bunch of liberals running the country are also running the universities.  They wouldn't get involved because he lives off campus-right across the street from the school, not that far "off campus".  I told them well maybe he lives off campus but he is sitting in a classroom over there-high.  They patched me through to the narcotic div of the regular city police.  They too said their hands were tied.  They said they couldn't search that apartment unless all the guys living in it consented to a search and the officer said it would never happen.  They said the only way they could catch our son would be if he got in trouble in the parking lot or during a routine traffic stop.  That was October 2011.  It took until July 2012 for him to get in trouble and when he got in trouble, it was serious.  He was nearly murdered.  He was actually kidnapped, beaten and robbed.  Had he been sober or not under the influence of drugs, he would not have been in a situation like he was and would have had the presence of mind to have gotten himself away from his assailants. They gave my son Risperdal in the emergency room and it acted on him adversely. When they gave him the Risperdal, he started climbing over the bed rails and fighting me and the nurse.  I grabbed that doctor and told him what I would do to him if they gave him any more of that junk.  The human brain is miraculously made.  The brain does not heal itself.  Once brain cells are damaged they are not regenerated, just like spinal cord cells.  Other parts of the brain that are not damaged can take over the function.  I am looking for credible information regarding vitamins and natural herbs that will help him with detox and recovery.  I know there is an alternative out there somewhere.

 

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ALERT ALERT

Newt Says What The Rest Of Us Are Thinking:
It’s Time To Throw Peter Strzok In Jail

Disgraced FBI special agent Peter Strzok, a senior member of the bureau who gained notoriety in recent months over his anti-Trump text messages to a colleague, was grilled for nearly 10 hours during a joint congressional committee hearing on Thursday.

At issue was Strzok’s anti-Trump texts to former FBI lawyer and lover Lisa Page that coincided with his leading of the investigations into both former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server scandal and the alleged Trump/Russia 2016 election collusion, as well as his involvement in the subsequent Robert Mueller special counsel probe.

The hearing proved to be a heated battle, as Strzok displayed an arrogant smugness in defiance of pointed questions from Republicans that he largely danced around, while Democrats sought to upend and undermine the entire hearing with a plethora of interruptions, parliamentary maneuvers and outright praise for the man who helped let Clinton off the hook while ferociously targeting Trump.

Former House speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was less than impressed with Strzok’s performance and cooperation in the hearing and suggested during an appearance on Fox Business that the FBI agent should be held in contempt of Congress.

“I think they have to move to hold him in contempt and throw him in jail,” Gingrich said of Congress and Strzok.

“This is a person who is willfully standing up and refusing to appear as a congressional witness and he was a government employee at the time,” he continued.

“He has every obligation to inform the legislative branch, and I don’t think they have any choice except to move a motion of contempt because he is fundamentally — and so is his girlfriend (Page) — they’re both fundamentally in violation of the entire constitutional process,” he added.

Page had been subpoenaed to appear before Congress on Wednesday but refused to appear, saying she’d been unable to review relevant documents prior to the scheduled hearing, a closed-door hearing that has since been rescheduled for Friday.

Gingrich was not the only one who thought Strzok deserved to be held in contempt of Congress, as House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte informed Strzok that he remained at risk of such during the hearing, according to The Daily Caller.

That warning from Goodlatte came after Strzok had refused to answer a straightforward question posed by House Oversight Committee chairman Trey Gowdy, regarding how many people Strzok had personally interviewed between a specific set of dates in relation to the Clinton email investigation.

“Mr. Strzok, please be advised that you can either comply with the committee’s direction to answer the question or refuse to do so,” Goodlatte stated. “The latter of which will place you in risk of a contempt citation and potential criminal liability. Do you understand that? The question is directed to the witness.”

Strzok still refused to answer, citing instructions received from his counsel and the FBI to not answer certain questions on certain topics.

Goodlatte replied, “Mr. Strzok, in a moment we will continue with the hearing, but based on your refusal to answer the question, at the conclusion of the day we will be recessing the hearing and you will be subject to recall to allow the committee to consider proceeding with a contempt citation.”

It is unclear if Goodlatte and the committee ultimately did consider a contempt citation for Strzok following the contentious hearing, nor is it clear if Page will be held in contempt for blowing off her subpoenaed appearance on Wednesday.

Hopefully Congress will follow through on the threats of contempt followed by actual jail time against Strzok and Page in response to their uncooperative behavior and failure to appear when subpoenaed, if only to ensure that future witnesses called before Congress for sensitive or contentious hearings don’t think they can get away with the same sort of behavior.

TEA PARTY TARGET

Cops Sent To Seize Veteran’s Guns Without A Warrant, He Refused To Turn Them Over

“No one from the state was going to take my firearms without due process,” says Leonard Cottrell, after successfully staving off law enforcement and the courts from confiscating his firearms. Cottrell, an Iraq War veteran, was at work when he received a phone call from his wife. The cops were there, busting in to take his guns away. It all started after a casual conversation his son had at school.

Ammoland reports:

Police said their visit was sparked by a conversation that Leonard Cottrell Jr.’s 13-year-old son had had with another student at the school. Cottrell said he was told his son and the other student were discussing security being lax and what they would have to do to escape a school shooting at Millstone Middle School.

The conversation was overheard by another student, who went home and told his parents, and his mother panicked. The mom then contacted the school, which contacted the State Police, according to Cottrell.

The visit from the troopers came around 10 p.m. on June 14, 2018, Cottrell said, a day after Gov. Phil Murphy signed several gun enforcement bills into law.

After several hours, Cottrell said police agreed not to take the guns but to allow him to move them to another location while the investigation continued.

“They had admitted several times that my son made no threat to himself or other students or the school or anything like that,” he said.

Cottrell said he made it very clear to the police that he was “not going to willingly give up my constitutional rights where there’s no justifiable cause, no warrants, no nothing.”

The troopers searched his son’s room and found nothing, Cottrell said.

“To appease everybody, I had my firearms stored someplace else,” he said. “That way, during the course of the investigation, my son doesn’t have access to them and it’s on neutral ground and everything and everybody’s happy.”

“In the Garden State, the usual approach is to confiscate first and ask questions later, and victims of this approach often don’t know their rights. ‎In this case, the victim pushed back and confiscation was avoided — but the circumstances surrounding the incident are outrageous. A student expressing concern over lack of security is not a reason to send police to the student’s home — but it might be a reason to send police to the school to keep students and teachers safe” said Scott L. Bach, executive director of the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs and a member of the NRA board of directors.

NJ.com adds:

Cottrell, a disabled U.S. Army veteran who served three tours during “Operation Iraqi Freedom,” owns a shotgun and a pistol. He has all the correct permits to own the firearms, he said, and predominately uses the shotgun to hunt.

He said his wife allowed the officers to enter the home, and with her permission, they searched his son’s room — but they did not find any weapons, he said. The officers, he said, didn’t have a warrant but still wanted to take his guns. Cottrell wouldn’t let them.

“No one from the state was going to take my firearms without due process,” he said Thursday.

He said the attempted seizure resulted because of a new law Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law that makes it easier for police to confiscate guns when someone in the state poses a threat to themselves or others. The law is part of a broader statewide effort to make New Jersey’s gun laws even tougher amid the national outcry for more gun control in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Cottrell said the officers “danced around the issue” when he confronted them about the new law.

A New Jersey State Police spokesman declined to answer questions about whether this incident had anything to do with the new gun laws.

In an email, Sgt. First Class Jeff Flynn said, “Troopers responded to Mr. Cottrell’s residence in reference to the report of a possible school threat. Based on their investigation, it was determined that Mr. Cottrell’s weapons did not need to be seized.”

David Codrea, writing for Ammoland, further added:

To appease everybody, I had my firearms stored someplace else,” New Jersey gun owner and Army veteran Leonard Cottrell Jr. told New Jersey 101.5 after a June 14 visit from State Police,. “That way, during the course of the investigation, my son doesn’t have access to them and it’s on neutral ground and everything and everybody’s happy.”

Cottrell was recalling state troopers showing up at his door to confiscate firearms after his 13-year-old son was overheard discussing lax school safety with a friend.

Indoctrinated by a pervasive snitch culture — one that never seems to deter the blatantly obvious demonic nutjobs — the eavesdropping student told his parents, who told school administrators, who in turn called the cops. (Note “If you see something, say something” carries risks of its own – if you report the wrong person, you could end up smeared as a “hater.”)

“Cottrell said he made it very clear to the police that he was ‘not going to willingly give up my constitutional rights where there’s no justifiable cause, no warrants, no nothing,’” the report continued. Despite that, his home is now a “gun free zone” and that has been publicized by the media. He has, in fact, willingly ceded those rights, and by his own words in order to make authorities “happy.”

Before judging him for that, consider the environment that is New Jersey. Then consider the overwhelming force the state can bring to bear, and its predisposition to using it, especially if it’s to enforce citizen disarmament. It’s easy to anonymously declare “Molon Labe” on the internet. In meatspace, resistance is more effective when the aggressor doesn’t get to dictate the time and place, especially if that place is your home and you have family inside.

Appeasing gun-grabbers, generally couched as “compromise,” is impossible. It’s like throwing a scrap of flesh to a circling pack of jackals and expecting them to be sated and leave you alone — instead of sensing opportunity and fear, and moving in closer.

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