[Book Review] Overdosed America – The Broken Promise Of American Medicine by Dr. John Abramson M.D.

Compulsory Reading Regarding The Issues With The Mainstream Medical Establishment

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Zy Marquiez
June 29, 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

” One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.”
William Osler, M.D.

This is my first glance at Dr. Abramson’s work, and it did not disappoint.

Overdo$ed America – The Broken Promise Of American Medicine By John Abramson M.D., does an exceptional job of eviscerating what the conventional medical establishment has been doing for an extremely long time: misrepresenting medical data at the expense of the American populace’s health and well being.

Abramson’s foray into the heart of the medical establishment is something to behold.  He does what nigh no one within his field does, or even the mainstream establishment does, which is hone in on duplicitous dealings of the Medical Industrial Complex in many ways.

From manipulation of statistics, to scientific information that is highly inaccurate, no stone is unturned in this journey into the web of medical deception.

The foray of Dr. Abramson is reminiscent of the work of Dr. Brogan in her landmark book, A Mind Of Your Own – The Truth About Depression, and Dr. Breggin in his phenomenal book Toxic Psychiatry.

Both of those books destroy any semblance of reality within the psychiatric/medical establishment.  Abramson did the same in respect to prescription drugs, and in an extraordinary way.

The data collated within the doors of this book help individuals see the many intricacies that are unknown today.

Not only did the FDA allow in 1981 the drug companies to change the direct-to-consumer [DTC] advertising rules, allowing the pharmaceuticals to advertise to people, but they also further loosened the restrictions in 1997, opening the flood gates.

Therein began the normalization of advertising and drugs within the American landscape, which happens to be illegal in every country in the world except two: New Zealand and the United States.  That fact should give incisive folks pause.

Furthermore, the author delves into the pharmaceutical disasters that were Paxil, Celebrex, Vioxx, HRT, and more, but he doesn’t stop there.  Abramson also deconstructs how the supply side of medical care functions, and how it often increases costs, but not the benefits of health.

Another noteworthy point is the fact that the cholesterol guidelines are delved into at length, as the author covers many of the issues plaguing those guidelines.

There is a lot more covered by the author, and he also mentions some sensible solutions that can be carried out by individuals and the establishment.

All in all, this is a top-down analysis of a great portion of the issues plaguing conventional medicine, and why American’s health care costs have increased, but health has remained stagnant.

If you care about your health, or that of a loved one, society, solutions, and/or the intricacies of medicine et al., consider this compulsory reading.  The fact people don’t know about this information is costing lives, in the hundreds of thousands, and that’s not an exaggeration. 

Preventable medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the United States, at over 400,000 deaths a year.  This book harpoons directly into the heart of the matter, and not knowing this information in the age of information is akin to willingly choosing ignorance when solutions are at hand in various modalities.

Prescription Painkiller Crisis: Why Do Americans Consume 80 Percent Of All Prescription Painkillers?

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Michael Snyder
March 14, 2016

If Americans are so happy, then why do we consume 80 percent of the entire global supply of prescription painkillers?  Less than 5 percent of the world’s population lives in this country, and yet we buy four-fifths of these highly addictive drugs.  In the United States today, approximately 4.7 million Americans are addicted to prescription pain relievers, and that represents about a 300 percent increase since 1999.  If you personally know someone that is suffering from this addiction, then you probably already know how immensely destructive these drugs can be.  Someone that was formally living a very healthy and normal life can be reduced to a total basket case within a matter of weeks.

And of course many don’t make it back at all.  According to the CDC, more than 28,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2014.  Incredibly, those deaths represented 60 percent of all drug overdose deaths in the United States for that year

A report released by the US Centers for Disesase Control and Prevention (CDC) in January revealed that drug-overdose deaths reached a new high in 2014, totaling 47,055 people. Opioids, a type of powerful painkiller that requires a prescription, were involved in 60% of those deaths.

Many Americans that start out on legal opioids quickly find themselves moving over to heroin because it is often cheaper and easier to obtain, and the U.S. is now facing a tremendous epidemic of heroin abuse as well.  In fact, the number of Americans that die of a heroin overdose nearly quadrupled between 2000 to 2013.

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Babies born hooked on opiates; others over-medicated by doctors

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December 30, 2015

The birth of a baby should be a joyous occasion for a family. However, over the past decade, over 130,000 babies in the United States have been born with drug addictions, making the experience anything but happy. Many times, the babies – if they’re lucky enough to survive – shake uncontrollably, one of the many outward physical expressions of being born addicted to drugs.(1)

According to a video posted by the global news community, AJ+, the problem arises when the baby’s mother uses opiates while pregnant. The National Institute on Drug Abuse explains opioids as medications that are taken to relieve pain. Morphine, oxycodone and hydrocodone fall into this category, although the list is extensive.(1,2)

Heroin is one such drug – and a powerful, highly-addicting one at that. Because it crosses the blood-brain barrier very quickly, people using it are said to experience an intense “rush.” In addition to helping to alleviate pain, heroin – considered a semi-synthetic opiate – is known to create a state of bliss among users.(3)

Shooting heroin while in labor; accidentally suffocating a baby while high

Sadly, heroin is just what Clorissa Jones was shooting while in labor.

“I was in labor, in the bathroom shooting heroin, about to give birth to my child,” she says. Her child, a boy named Jacoby, was indeed born addicted to heroin. He joins his younger brother Braxton, who was born addicted to methadone.(1)

She’s not alone.

Another mom, Reanne Pederson, says that her baby died when she accidentally suffocated him. She makes no excuses for the reason behind the horrible act: She was high when she did it. “You’re so clouded when you’re using and when you’re an addict, you think everything you’re doing is OK …”(1)

Of the problem, pediatrician Dr. Lauren Jansson says, “It is a crisis; it is [an] epidemic. The opioid crisis in this country is continuing to expand exponentially.”(1)

What causes this terrible epidemic? Our over-medicated society, perhaps?

Which, of course, begs the question: Why? How is it possible that it’s gotten so out of control, especially when the U.S. law mandates that hospitals report drug-dependent babies to social services (which, by the way, clearly isn’t happening). How is it that since 2010, at least 110 infant deaths have occurred, which could all have been prevented?(1)

Naturally, every person’s reason for turning to opioids differs, as does their decision to turn to them for recreational, rather than medical, purposes.

But let’s face it, the United States is an over-medicated society. It’s no secret that prescriptions are given to patients like water, with the medical system opting to make a profit off their patients instead of truly getting to the root cause of their health problems. Knee pain? Here’s a pill. Get lots of headaches? Take this. On and on it goes; pill-popping is almost an accepted norm in society for those in pain. Overall, people have easy access to medications which they could ultimately become addicted to and use inappropriately.

Drugs are even being given to perfectly healthy babies … So, if they aren’t born with a health problem, they’re bound to get one

Even our water system is riddled with drugs; it’s not uncommon for hospitals and everyday citizens to flush their meds down toilets and drains, putting millions of pounds of medications – from highly toxic chemicals like those found in cancer treatments, to hormones – in the sewer system.(4)

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