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I am watching a Christian doctor on TV that is explaining why certain diseases are becoming so "popular". So many diseases have had the criterias reduced. Which means that medicines are prescribed earlier. For instance: High blood pressure. People used to be considered to have high blood pressure if they were over 160/90 something. Now, it is if you are 140/90 something. People are put on meds sooner and once on the meds, the meds cause problems if they are not really needed. The 4 main diseases that are being discussed are diabetus, cholesterol, depression and blood pressure. All four get worse if meds are taken when not really needed. Why have the criterias been reduced??? The drug companies have lobbied to get the new numbers so it is all about the profits.
One thing I noticed quite a while ago that the drug ads on TV sound like an illeagal drug dealer. At the end of the ads, they say, "if you cannot afford this drug, maybe we can help you". I have heard that drug dealers offer the first "hit" free and get their customers hooked, then they have a customer for life.
So now, this doctor is saying basically that the Big Pharma has lobbied to get the meds prescribed earlier, then they offer to help with paying for the first few prescriptions. And he says that if you are given a med that you don't need, you body will react to it by becoming needy of that med.
I have gotten off all but 2 prescriptions - one inhaler (as needed) for asthma and a vitamin D (twice a week). I got off 7 prescriptions in the past year.
Let the buyer beware!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!