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Asthma Drugs Kill More than Asthma, FDA Ignores Risk

Anthony Gucciardi
November 17th, 2011
Updated 11/08/2012 at 5:29 pm
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Following a long line of reports finding pharmaceutical drugs to be deadlier than traffic accidents and many illegal drugs, it has now come out that many asthma drugs are actually killing more patients than asthma itself. It may be hard for you to believe, but many popular asthma drugs like Symbicort, Advair Diskus, Serevent Diskus, Dulera and Foradil actually warn customers on their labels that they cause an increased “risk of death from asthma problems.”

Killing around 4,000 per year conservatively, the asthma drugs are killing more people than the disease itself. It may sound outlandish, but so is the fact that the FDA has known this information for years. Of course the FDA has failed to pull the drugs from the market while doctors are calling for a complete ban of the pharmaceuticals.

Instead of listening to the warnings of many doctors and recalling or even just ending the production of these products, the FDA has simply forced the makers to include heightened warning labels on the drugs while holding several hearings over the possibility of a ban yet following through with nothing.

For an organization that is supposed to protect your health, the FDA seems to be allowing deadly pharmaceuticals to run rampant.

Beyond Asthma Drugs – The Insane History of Pharmaceutical Death Statistics

The history of pharmaceutical-induced fatalities is quite extensive, and truly tragic. Most shocking is the fact that legal drugs like painkillers have actually killed more individuals than illegal drugs like cocaine and heroin combined.

With 3 million deaths from pharmaceuticals and 0 from vitamins over the past 27 years, it is clear that the media campaign intended to demonize high quality organic-based multivitamins and supplements is absolutely ludicrous. Instead, the media should be focused on the needless deaths of many individuals taking deadly legal drugs who unknowingly trust the well-intended advice of their doctor.

Natural Solutions

Looking for how to prevent asthma? As with nearly all other health ailments, you can use natural solutions for treatment and prevention instead of turning to questionable asthma drugs. things like soda, air pollution, and air fresheners all have been pinpointed for causing asthma rates to grow among the population. Chemicals known as phthalates, which is commonly found in plastics worldwide, has also been linked to asthma and allergies.

If you’re wondering how to prevent asthma with dietary changes, here are some tips. One study published in the American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine showed that apples consumption twice a week can reduce asthma risk by about a 1/3. Another study showed that children with mothers who ate apples during pregnancy were less prone to asthma for their first five years after being born.

In addition to apples, you may want to try am herb called khella. Khella has been used to treat many conditions for many, many years. Commonly known to be a solution for kidney stones, this herb also treats asthma by soothing muscle spasms of the bronchial airways.

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  • gagenorton

    From my understanding is that Asthma can be developed by the lack of exposure to bacteria at a younger age which doesn’t allow your immune system to become strong enough.

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  • D.

    I disagree with the statement in the article that says, "With 3 million deaths from pharmaceuticals and 0 from vitamins over the past 27 years,…"

    That statement is pure hogwash and a sales pitch. Vitamins, taken incorrectly or to many, also cause an imbalance in the body. You CAN overdose on vitamins as well. One of the most common is Iron. I had a patient who took iron for years, because she was told to, many years ago and her ferritin level was to high. She presented with constipation. She ended up having deposits in the liver, heart, spleen that were nearly ready to cause problems there as well.

    ANYTHING you place in your mouth, including air, water, etc. is a chemical and your body treats it as such and acts on it as such.

    I read every article with the thought that they are manipulating the information for a reason and I look for the fraud and bias in every piece of information I read.

    Stay Clean, Stay around longer!

    Dr. D.

  • Mary

    I have asthma and was just diagnosed with acid reflux. I had no heartburn so it was hard to diagnose. My symptoms are coughing and choking. I was prescribed a PPI and decided to check out some natural cures. Now I think I need to also find some natural cures for my asthma as well. Will trying the apple cider vinegar cause more or different problems?

  • Linda Joy Adams

    The FDA doesn't recognize that toxins and chemicals can get in the wrong mix and cause injury. Those suffering from these injuries ( often respiratory ones) will find that they and their doctors are in for a real game of Russian roulette and most of the asthma drugs are not for the kind of asthma related to these injuries that have low sensitivity to chemical triggers and cause life threatening inflammation. My med watch for Tilade and Severeint were filed 15 years before any warning labels. The CFC's were pulled from our meds and the substitutes were put on the market with all of those suffering from occupational asthma or reactive airway disease, etc. were excluded from the clinical trials so no warning labels exist for us. And worse of all is that doctors can't find out what are in the inert ingredients anymore is a prescription so the only one who can is the patient who must call the mfg and ask if any of their ' triggers' are in it. The patient can sue if harm occurs; and not the doctor whose malpractice insurer doesn't like any of us being the doctor's patient as we became a ' liability risk.' This causes mass confusion as often my doctor's will write a script and have me call and then that script doesn't get deleted from the new IT and it looks like I'm non- compliant or that the drug is OK. how do we get excluded from clinical trials? heart problems that we all seem to have and that automatically excludes us. This is a real death panel situation and its only getting worse in the preparation for 2014 and the investors of the mfg of those toxins and chemicals take over through their other investments: those govt contractors that will be running all our health care very soon. And those, like me; are grossly discriminated against. Rmember that includes the 9/11 victims and the BP victims and Bhopal India victims where the world wide community turned their back on the victims and set us on the path we are on. Linda Joy Adams injured 1/10/89 and in the battle for parity for toxic injuries cases every day since them in order to stay alive. most recently my doctors and I came up with a steroid substitute. A stand alone pharmacy puts a glucosteroid pill in a saline solution which i put drops into my humidifier bottle attached to my liquid oxygen tank ( can't use concentrators due to life threatening ozone emissions) Those like me, ask your doctor about this.

  • CF

    Can this site do more in-depth in bronchitis? I get it now at least 2 a yr and I am down 60 lbs, eat much better and work out, plus I use a CPAP with distilled water and clean it out good at least 1x a week. When stuffed up or feel sxs coming on, up the heat w/CPAP……have been, last 2 weeks, verging on bronchitis and every time I do cardio, more issues w/breathing then normal or feel crappy later…….ther is little here or at Natural News to address this issue, I drink loads of hit tea and wind up still going ot my MD and having to take antibiotic. which in turn causes stomach issues, which I then have to up my probiotic from once every other day to every day for awhile………

    • Ross

      Here is an 100 plus years old cure for Asthma, Bronchitis, Hay Feaver from Africa: You mix 30 grams Funtumia elastica tree bark ( Yamoa ) powder into 1 lb of raw honey and take every day for a month. Stir before each use.

  • Cindy

    Asthmatics don't breathe properly and i was one of them. Most asthmatics over breathe, taking in too much air through their mouth.

    Close your mouth and learn to breathe through your nose.

    The CORRECT breathing pattern is to breathe gently, through your nose, inhale for 2 seconds then exhale for 3-4 seconds. It takes a lot of practice.

    I learned to breathe the correct way, (through my nose, not mouth) and my asthma is non existent now.

    Here is a great website on breathing, coughing etc.

    The website is big and informative so you will need the map page.

  • FDA Approval

    I just couldn't leave your site before suggesting that I actually loved the usual information a person supply to your visitors? Is gonna be again incessantly in order to investigate cross-check new posts

  • phi

    I have asthma and before the government decided to take it off the market, I used ephedra (ma huang)

    • sunny

      Ephedra is back on the market.

  • John

    The story may be right but I have to tell you that the choice isn't between a herbal remedy or a drug with side effects for those of us with asthma, our choice is between being able to breathe freely enough to live and death. I know these steroid based anti-inflamatories have a severe consequence but I choose them because I am choosing the quality of my life. When you can't catch your breath there is not much quality of life, believe me. We do not need some do gooders sticking their big noses into statistics and getting between the decisions I make with my Doctor. You have no business here. My body my choice!

    • CF

      and it is their choice to offer alternatives on this site…..not seing where the site administrators here are coming to your house to force feed you superfoods or anything….some people wake up, find they are being lied to and tricked, and take it out, angrily, on the messanger….

    • david

      While that may sound true, actually you have a responsibility, and an accountability, to our maker, weather or not you believe in Him or not, and that means to the body He gave you, and what you do to it , how you take care and steward it. He gave you natural means to do that, not some man made, developed, drugs that do more harm than good. Now that you've heard, you'll also be required to account for your response. Have a good day!

  • Miss Smith

    jon) "You fucking morons".

    You may think you're 'eating right'and you may well be, but it's certainly not doing much for your development as a human being when you can refer to your fellow humans with such utter contempt and disrespect. Before you call anyone else a moron, try looking in the mirror first.

  • deeannA

    I almost died from an asthma attack; I was blue. My lungs had shut down,and my heart was not far behind. Yes, I believe in eating right, but I doubt if fruits and vegetables would have saved my life that night.

    • Kathy

      Perhaps not fruits and veggies. But maybe flowers. I twice witnessed someone having a severe asthma attack when he was without his regular medication. We knew of a tea that is a primo remedy for bronchitis in Japan, notably for children. It's honeysuckle flowers and forsythia flowers combined. Within 2 sips of that tea, his bronchial tubes were opened and he was breathing normally.

      • Kathy

        BTW. My mother had asthma from early childhood. But when they changed her asthma medication at age 73, she died on the first dose of her new med. It was a decade later that I read about the honeysuckly/forsythia flower tea in "The Green Pharmacy" (Duke)

      • Laura

        I feel Scented candles are worse than pollen and chemical sprays of any kind.

  • Anonymous

    Natural solutions are always better 0 side effects, actual results.

    • Laura

      Love it Thank You for posting!

  • Anonymous

    Great piece.

  • jon

    I got the secret to prevent disease and keeping the perfect weight. It's called eating fucking right. Fruits, vegetables, and water. White meat and fish. Exercise. You fucking morons.

    • Kathi

      Dear Jon;

      You know their are some people that are born with medical problems! I was born with asthma! Yet all the meds the doctors gave, and yes even eating right and exercise did not help me. Your fix-all solution does not work for everyone. Just like the fix-all medications the doctors hand out are not for everyone! This does not make you a moron though!

      Not believing in God, and that He can heal anyone He chooses, is not even a good enough reason to say what you just said!

      Maybe you should think before you speak the next time so you do not make yourself look like what you just called others!

    • CF

      again, I am doing everything right, occ with cheating, but largely, right…, I had nasal surgery to unblock my nose (90-95% blockage B passages). Add in weight loss,etc-explain, then, why I still get bronchitis 2-3x a yr? I keep a clean house, eat right,etc….I live in a house that is going to be 70 this yr, some much of it, not fabricated crap they use now…..asbestos professionally removed a few yrs ago…..still, at last house I was in, moved 5/2010, got same health issues…….soo?

  • Dale

    Pharmaceuticals are deadlier than illegal drugs. Asthma drugs included.

    • Laura


  • William

    This story is bullshit. Complete bullshit. I like being able to breathe thank you very much. No natural cure ever worked for me and I'm not a damned corporate shill.

    • Anonymous

      It's about improving overall health and healing the body, try eating a diet high in nutrients and raw foods.

    • David

      Have you tried, "The Water"?

    • Laura

      Suggestion: Have you tried bringing warm water to the bridge of your nose with a really warm wash cloth and hold it there and repeat, Then hold one side of your nose and blow and repeat with other side. (Near toilet would be nice) It may help I do this myself and seems to help- no drugs were needed. Please let me know if it helps…