Is there Really a Difference Between Legal and Illegal Drugs?

Is there Really a Difference Between Legal and Illegal Drugs?

Natural Society

There is a new ‘war on drugs’ in this day and age. Everybody knows the dangers and risks of illegal drugs as well as addiction and fatal injury, but it may be surprising for some to discover that some of the most dangerous drugs are not the illegal, but the legally prescribed pharmaceuticals being perpetuated on a daily basis.

In 2009, it was recognized that prescription drugs were responsible for more deaths than traffic accidents. Prescription drugs such as painkillers are killing more people than top illegal substances like cocaine and heroin combined while selling rates soar — as well as unnecessary painkiller use. Rush Limbaugh was one of the first people to popularize the issue regarding pharmaceutical painkiller dependency and the harmful effects. However, pharmaceutical painkillers are only but one of the many drugs ruining our society today.

Not only are pharmaceutical painkillers and other dangerous drugs like antipsychotics handed out like candy, but some are even introduced without testing, or even use perverted study results in an attempt to convey the false image of legitimacy. Drug companies like Merck and Baxter are notorious for their grimy misconduct and fraudulent practice in fervent promotion of their dangerous products.

The most ridiculous fact is that these drugs are legally pushed thanks to careless FDA regulation, and receive little scrutiny by the mainstream legal establishment despite many prominent health officials speaking out. These drugs are cleverly concealed under the guise of ‘treating’ disease, while substances like marijuana that have actually been linked to improved health are categorized as highly illegal and dangerous by the federal government. This is a literal Pharmageddon in which medical science peddles harmful pharmaceuticals while toting the supposed dangers of vitamins and minerals.

Of course in the past 27 years vitamins have been effectively linked to 0 deaths, while pharmaceuticals have killed over 3 million individuals.

Rather than popping a pill in an attempt to resolve health issues instantly, real health and wellness starts with the individual removing themselves from the medical paradigm. The key to health rejeuvenation includes supplementing with whole food based vitamins and minerals, proper nutrition, exercise and a full understanding of the many pitfalls of mainstream medical science. It starts with the realization that your health is in your hands, and that you have the power to optimize your health.