July 22, 2013

When it comes to prescribed medication, do your research

The death toll from illegal drugs such as cocaine and heroin is around 10,000 people per year in the U.S.

The death toll from prescribed medicine in the U.S. is around 106,000 per year. (And this is only the recorded or correlated, where as it's easy to tell if someone overdosed on cocaine)

I remember working a health fair in Florida across from a pharmacy. I was watching people drive up to the window and get their bags of medication and then driving off. It scares me to think how many of those people are taking the medications and driving around especially with all of the side effects they have. I meet people all the day who start taking a blood pressure medication and then pass out within the next few days because their blood pressure dropped too low.

We know alcohol distorts our ability to think and react but so do many (legal) medications.

Do you research, learn about true health. Medication should be a last resort, not a first line of defense. 

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