(Health Secrets) A new study by the Mayo Clinic has confirmed what AlignLife has reported about and warned against for years. Americans are becoming ever more dependent on prescription drugs! According to the study, nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug and more than half take two. Many of these drugs are deadly.
Study reveals the increasing use of prescription drugs by Americans
The study found that 17 percent of those studied were prescribed antibiotics, 13 percent were taking antidepressants and 13 percent were on opioids. High blood pressure medications were the fourth most prescribed (11 percent) and vaccines were fifth (also at 11 percent). With the exception of medications for high blood pressure, the drugs were prescribed to both men and women across all age groups.
Prescription drug use has increased steadily in the U.S. for the past decade. The percentage of people who took at least one prescription drug in the past month increased from 44 percent in 1999-2000 to 48 percent in 2007-08.
Drug use increases with advancing age
Overall, women and older adults receive the most prescriptions. Women receive more prescriptions than men across several drug groups, especially antidepressants: Nearly 1 in 4 women aged 50-64 are on one or more antidepressants.
“As you get older you tend to get more prescriptions, and women tend to get more prescriptions than men,” study author Dr. St. Sauver said.
Unhealthy consequences of commonly prescribed drugs
Recent year studies have revealed an increasing pattern of the potential harm antibiotics may cause. As CNN reported in March, the FDA warned that azithromycin, a popular antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections can cause abnormal and possibly fatal heart rhythms.
In July 2012, the Daily Mail reported that a class of powerful broad spectrum antibiotics called fluoroquinolones could cause alarming side-effects which include inflamed or ruptured tendon, chest pain, rapid heart beat, black outs, swelling, hot flushes, sweating, pancreatitis and tinnitus.
In May, 2011 Natural News reported that the antibiotic trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, which has been in wide use since l968, can cause serious adverse and even deadly reactions.
Natural News reported recently that the list of antidepressants that can cause sudden death is growing exponentially, citing a new study published in the British Medical Journal.
Alignlife’s Health Secrets has reported on the class of antidepressants known as SSRIs. These drugs spark violent behavior against the self in the form of suicide, and against others in the form of murderous violence. Many of the familiar names of those committing school shootings were taking SSRI drugs at the time of their hyperviolent acts. Authorities on SSRIs such as Dr. David Healy have stated that SSRIs do far more harm than good.
Opiod pain killers are the most abused class of prescription drugs. In addition to addiction, opiods can cause cardiovascular problems and fatal seizures as well as paranoia, abnormal heartbeat, choking, changes in mood, decreased cognitive function, interruptions in the menstrual cycle, infertility and slowed breathing.
Blood Pressure Medications
Health Secrets has reported that blood pressure medications do not increase life – they actually shorten it.
Vaccine dangers, including death, permanent disability and many others have been well documented in AlignLife’s Health Secrets and other outlets, yet they continue to be widely prescribed and marketed by mainstream medicine. Not coincidentally vaccines have also been referred to as Big Pharma’s number one cash cow.
Nature’s answers are safer and more effective
Sadly, most Americans are unaware of safer and more effective natural alternatives. Unlike unnatural mainstream medications which mainly manage symptoms, natural medicines can actually correct and heal health conditions. However, you cannot patent and hugely profit from nature like Big Pharma does with their unnatural compounds – and thus we continue to see the increasing drugging of America and the resultant health consequences.
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