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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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