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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

Hillary Clinton Was Not Formally Under
FBI Investigation At Any Time In 2015-2016

On Tuesday, Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified in a joint Congressional hearing to the House Oversight and House Judiciary panels about his review of the FBI’s (mis)handling of the Clinton email investigation.

House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) came out swinging Tuesday in a a joint hearing held by the House Oversight and House Judiciary Committees.

Gowdy ripped into Comey in his opening statement, stating, “we can’t survive with a justice system we don’t trust.”

Investigative journalist Paul Sperry reported Horowitz dropped a bombshell in his testimony.

Horowitz revealed the FBI never named a target or even a subject in the Clinton email probe!

Sperry tweeted: BREAKING: IG Horowitz revealed in Senate testimony FBI never named a target or even subject in Clinton probe. Not Mills, Abedin, Combetta or Clinton herself. “Nobody was listed as a subject of this investigation at any point in time,” adding this was “surprising” for a crim probe

Paul Sperry@paulsperry_

BREAKING: IG Horowitz revealed in Senate testimony FBI never named a target or even subject in Clinton probe. Not Mills, Abedin, Combetta or Clinton herself. "Nobody was listed as a subject of this investigation at any point in time," adding this was "surprising" for a crim probe

So neither Hillary nor her top aides were formally under investigation by the FBI at any time in 2015-2016, tweeted Sperry.

IG HOROWITZ DROPS BOMBSHELL DURING SENATE TESTIMONY:

“Nobody was listed as a subject of this [Clinton email] investigation at any point in time,” adding this was “surprising”

So neither Hillary nor her top aides were formally under investigation by FBI at any time in 2015-2016!

Paul Sperry@paulsperry_

IG HOROWITZ DROPS BOMBSHELL DURING SENATE TESTIMONY:

"Nobody was listed as a subject of this [Clinton email] investigation at any point in time," adding this was "surprising"

So neither Hillary nor her top aides were formally under investigation by FBI at any time in 2015-2016!

Paul Sperry@paulsperry_

BREAKING: Horowitz revealed that Hillary was never really under formal investigation, never listed by FBI as a "subject" of investigation.

President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton reacted to this bombshell bias from the FBI.

Tom Fitton  @TomFitton

.@RealDonaldTrump is a subject, but Hillary Clinton was never a "subject." Outrageous. Shut the Strzok-Page-Comey-McCabe-Lynch-Yates-Glenn Simpson-Steele-Brennan-Fusion GPS-Muller special counsel "stop @realDonaldTrump" investigation down.

Paul Sperry@paulsperry_

BREAKING: IG Horowitz revealed in Senate testimony FBI never named a target or even subject in Clinton probe. Not Mills, Abedin, Combetta or Clinton herself. "Nobody was listed as a subject of this investigation at any point in time," adding this was "surprising" for a crim probe

tigation’ into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server was a complete sham.

No subjects were named, immunity was handed out like candy and Hillary was exonerated before witnesses were interviewed, including Hillary Clinton herself.

Hillary Clinton’s ‘interview’ with the FBI wasn’t even under oath.

Even more egregious, Hillary discussed pregnancy and babies during the majority of the 2.5 hour FBI interview because one of her lawyers was pregnant at the time.

Inspector General Horowitz also testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday.

TEA PARTY TARGET

Targeting Of Tea Party Groups
John McCain’s Staff Director Urged Lois Lerner
And IRS To Engage In “Financially Ruinous”

Conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch obtained IRS documents Thursday revealing backstabber Senator John McCain’s former staff director urged the IRS, including the corrupt Lois Lerner to engage in “financially ruinous” targeting of conservative Tea Party groups.

And they did.

The IRS Conservative Targeting Scandal involved:

  • Hundreds of conservative groups were targeted
  • At least 5 pro-Israel groups
  • Constitutional groups
  • Groups that criticized Obama administration
  • At least two pro-life groups
  • An 83 year-old Nazi concentration camp survivor
  • A 180 year-old Baptist paper
  • A Texas voting-rights group
  • A Hollywood conservative group was targeted and harassed
  • Conservative activists and businesses
  • At least one conservative Hispanic group
  • IRS continued to target groups even after the scandal was exposed
  • And… 100% of the 501(c)(4) Groups Audited by IRS Were
  • Conservative

Now this…

Via Judicial Watch:

Judicial Watch today released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.” Kerner was appointed by President Trump as Special Counsel for the United States Office of Special Counsel.

The explosive exchange was contained in notes taken by IRS employees at an April 30, 2013, meeting between Kerner, Lerner, and other high-ranking IRS officials. Just ten days following the meeting, former IRS director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner admitted that the IRS had a policy of improperly and deliberately delaying applications for tax-exempt status from conservative non-profit groups.

Lerner and other IRS officials met with select top staffers from the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee in a “marathon” meeting to discuss concerns raised by both Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) that the IRS was not reining in political advocacy groups in response to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Senator McCain had been the chief sponsor of the McCain-Feingold Act and called the Citizens United decision, which overturned portions of the Act, one of the “worst decisions I have ever seen.”

In the full notes of an April 30 meeting, McCain’s high-ranking staffer Kerner recommends harassing non-profit groups until they are unable to continue operating. Kerner tells Lerner, Steve Miller, then chief of staff to IRS commissioner, Nikole Flax, and other IRS officials, “Maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous.” In response, Lerner responded that “it is her job to oversee it all:”

Henry Kerner asked how to get to the abuse of organizations claiming section 501 (c)(4) but designed to be primarily political. Lois Lerner said the system works, but not in real time. Henry Kerner noted that these organizations don’t disclose donors. Lois Lerner said that if they don’t meet the requirements, we can come in and revoke, but it doesn’t happen timely. Nan Marks said if the concern is that organizations engaging in this activity don’t disclose donors, then the system doesn’t work. Henry Kerner said that maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous. Nikole noted that we have budget constraints. Elise Bean suggested using the list of organizations that made independent expenditures. Lois Lerner said that it is her job to oversee it all, not just political campaign activity.

President of Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton had this to say about the newly obtained IRS documents showing more proof the agency was weaponized under Obama:

“The Obama IRS scandal is bipartisan – McCain and Democrats who wanted to regulate political speech lost at the Supreme Court, so they sought to use the IRS to harass innocent Americans. The Obama IRS scandal is not over – as Judicial Watch continues to uncover smoking gun documents that raise questions about how the Obama administration weaponized the IRS, the FEC, FBI, and DOJ to target the First Amendment rights of Americans.”

Tom Fitton  @TomFitton

The Obama IRS scandal is not over – as Judicial Watch continues to uncover smoking gun documents that raise questions about how the Obama administration weaponized the IRS, the FEC, FBI, and DOJ to target the First Amendment rights of Americans.

Judicial Watch Obtains IRS Documents Revealing McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director Urged IRS to...

McCain minority staff director Henry Kerner to IRS official Lois Lerner and other IRS officials: “the solution is to audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous” (Washington, DC) – Judicial...

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