The food and drug administration (FDA) announced on March 2, 2010 that they would be pulling over 500 prescription cold and cough medications from the market. These drugs have not been evaluated by the FDA and therefore are not deemed “safe” for consumption. The FDA takes the stance of being the helping hand by eradicating drugs which have not been approved by the government agency. But what was the FDA thinking when every other prescription and non-prescription drug was approved?
No prescription or non-prescription drug should be deemed safe by anyone. It was recently reported that drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in the United States. In 2009, drugs exceeded the amount of traffic-related deaths, killing at least 37,485 people nationwide. Each dose of a drug builds up the toxicity level in the body. With toxins arguably being at the top of the list for causing disease and illness, it is no mystery as to the connection between an astronomical increase in drug consumption and sickness.
What is the average number of side-effects a drug contains? Drug labels contain 70 side-effects on average. Very common drugs can even have up to 100 or 125 side-effects. These side-effects lead the consumer to find a solution. The pharmaceutical and mainstream health industry says that the solution is a prescription drug – one that undoubtedly has possible side-effects. There are so many people that fall into this vicious cycle of pill popping, and the worst part is that the cycle could last for a lifetime.