The blatant ways in which the government mindlessly spends our tax money when our health is in decline and the economy sputters along on the petro-dollar are often astounding. It should be alarming to know that diabetes drugs are now costing us $35 billion a year while a great deal of money is being spent on diabetes-fueling sugar.
What herbalists and naturopaths have known for some time (and emerging research is coming to terms with) is that there are several natural remedies that could provide the ability to kill drug-resistant infections. Lavender is one of those potential solutions.
Medical officials in England are speaking out about a growing and disturbing trend—debilitating headaches that are actually being caused by the drugs meant to stop them. According to the Daily Mail, as many as one-in-50 people in England have regular headaches that are actually triggered by pain medication.
The United States is a consumption monster when it comes to prescription drugs. And while we are beginning to see their effects on our health and our wallets, we often don’t consider their effects on the environment and the world around us. What’s more, we don’t even know how present these drugs truly are, especially when considering how big pharma has been putting pharmaceuticals in water across the nation for years.
Not only are medications for hypertension not required to reduce blood pressure, they are hardly necessary for most individuals anyway. The vast majority of Americans taking hypertensive (high blood pressure) medication only have mildly elevated blood pressure. In other words, it’s just a little high. But a new review, which looked at four randomized and controlled trials, found that the drugs have little value and a large likelihood of adverse effects.
Many of the drugs handed out to troubled individuals have troubled histories in Food and Drug Administration testing themselves, and come with a list of side effects including hostility, aggression, confusional states, and impulse-control disorders. This list of drugs shows which are most linked to violent behavior.
A Supreme Court jury in New York awarded $1.5 million to the family of Joseph Mazella, who committed suicide in 2009 after his physician prescribed the 51-year old father, teacher, and basketball coach a deadly cocktail of pharmaceuticals—without having met him once.
A new Icelandic study has found that younger school children face up to a 50% greater likelihood of getting diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than their older peers. The variance was greatest among fourth graders but only tapered through the seventh grade—something even the researchers didn’t expect.
The meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroids has killed 15 people and infected 231 as of Tuesday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the situation is not improving. “We’re nowhere near the end of this problem,” says Vanderbilt University Medical Center expert Dr. William Schaffner. “We will see more patients reporting in ill and we’ll have to treat many more going forward.”
Would you like some Bayer Heroin for that cough? How about some cocaine for that back pain? It sounds truly insane now, but for decades major drug companies like Bayer were peddling off diacetylmorphine (known as heroin) as a powerful pharmaceutical method of treating coughs, curing morphine addiction (seriously), and just about everything else.