June 10, 2016
“Probably as much as 75% of the medicine of sickness is unnecessary and its cost can be avoided.”
– Dr. Ghislaine Lanctot, Author Of The Medical Mafia
“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.”
–Marcia Angell, MD, New York Review of Books, 2009
The video above delineates the link between the lack of health in our society, and the enormous amount of prescription drugs that people within American society take.
In it Dr. James L. Chesnut speaks about the current state of health of the populace, and how the link between drug use and health isn’t as copacetic as the establishment would like you to believe.
Its only a three minute video, so when you have the time please take a gander at it.
In any case, to further elaborate on the issue in America, there are over 4 Billion medications prescribed per annum, and it wouldn’t be out of the realm of reasonable educated guesswork to estimate that the number has increased.
With Americans taking more medications than any other country in the world, is our health any better?
The evidence states otherwise.
Not only is our corrupt for-health for-profit medical system unsurprisingly the most expensive in the world , but our life expectancy is worse than that of a third world country.
Those who have been paying attention to the latest medical studies, and those who have been paying attention longer than that will of course know one of the overwhelming reasons for the above disturbing facts: the nigh endless over-medication of the American populace.
Most people don’t know it’s illegal in all countries but two for pharmaceutical companies to advertise directly to consumers. Those countries are the United States and New Zealand.
As mentioned in a previous piece:
“Many people do not know this, and for good reason. The pharmaceutical companies would prefer people not realize what’s illegal elsewhere, because it would quickly show incisive individuals something is amyss. People would immediately question the veracity of the situation.
Why is this important? Because that law is in place to protect individuals from the highly specialized, and yet misleading advertising of all drugs.
Misleading because, as Dr. Brogan notes in her landmark book, A Mind Of Your Own:
“…only two studies are required for FDA licensure of most pharmaceuticals, essentially leaving the population to participate in a post-marketing experiment in which adverse effects – casualties – are monitored passively. It’s a fabrication of science to think these drugs have a place in medicine, what is meant to be the art of healing.” [Bold Emphasis Added]
Brogan continues outlining how efficient Big Pharma advertising is:
“It’s been calculated that DTCA [drug-to-consumer advertising] is responsible for nearly half (49 percent) of requests for drugs. And fully seven out of ten times doctors prescribe based on appeal by patients who learned through their computers and televisions that they have an “imbalance” that must be fixed with a pill.”[Bold Emphasis Added]
More disturbingly, there is no extensive long term studies carried out to clear Big Pharma drugs before getting approval. And these very drugs that have not been tested in any true long term settings continued to be doled out by the Billions per annum.
Getting to the core of the matter, Dr. Brogan elaborates:
“Their patients have never consented to the long-term effects of these medications because pharmaceutical research is, by nature, short term. There is no incentive on the part of the pharmaceutical companies to take a good look at what happens to the average individual when she takes a medication for a decade or so.”[Bold Emphasis Added]
Furthermore, as has been known for over a decade due to the unprecedented study Dr. Barbara Starfield named “Is US Health The Best In The World?” and reinforced recently with further studies not long ago by the British Medical Journal, preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. 
Why is that relevant? Because people keep popping pills like they are candy without knowing full well the risks they are taking.
Ruminate a bit. Conservative estimates say preventable medical errors kill [conservatively] 250,000 people EVERY YEAR. Some estimates go higher than 400,000 and more.
In any logical and reasonable world, that would be an outright catastrophe.
Any other industry killing hundreds of thousands [the car industry, tobacco, food, etc.] would be stormed by the media, politicians and the populace for such a prodigious death rate.
In America, though, that’s “normal”.
It might be time to evaluate what passes for normal in America.
What’s next? Drug out of vending machines?
Oh wait, we’re there already. No, this is not a joke.
As if rampant drugs on college campuses weren’t an issue that was hush-hush already, Arizona State University plans on selling drugs out of vending machines.
We can see the drug use will become easier and predictably increase. Of course, profits depend on it.
But what about the use of [un]common sense? Will that become easier? What about seeking reason? Will that become easier?
Its your job as an individual – your responsibility – to know what world you’re living in.
In the world of profits-before-people, people question nothing.
In a world of sound reason and logic, people question everything.
Open minded skepticism is the answer.
What world do you live in?
Sources & References:
 Kelly Brogan M.D., A Mind Of Your Own – The Truth About Depression, pg. 49
 Ibid., p. 52.
 Ibid., p. 35.