Friday, January 30, 2009

Ask Your Doctor!


It's the chewable-vitamin, almost-morphine of marketing! Yep, if bullshit is right for you, do as you're told: "Ask your doctor!"

Ask, ask, and ask again. Ask about the little blue pill. Ask about pink ones to control reflux. Surely there is "something" wrong with you that a pill can "cure"? Drive your doctor crazy. You are dying (or so the pill-makers would have you believe). There's a pill to make it all well - but you have to "ask your doctor". Your doctor wants to know EVERYTHING about you. Just ask.

The pharma companies want to be certain of two things. First, that if you (or yours) sue someone (due to the side-effects of their product, or even your death), they can lay claim to having recommended nothing, per se. Second - since YOUR DOCTOR wrote the prescription - all of your headaches, vomiting, diarrhea, and so forth would become the doctor's doing and your doctor's responsibility. And THAT is what malpractice insurance is for, n'est-ce pas?

A sweet deal. Works for them (the pill makers, of course)...

We've all seen the mindless prescription drug adverts on the boob-tube. Those have become more and more insulting to our intelligence: a talking bee, scowling bubbles, blobs of green snot, and smiling people going about their "daze" like contented cows - apparently "cured" of all their ills.

The one thing the pharma companies have in common, is THEIR "new" (over-priced) drug - the same one that is being force-fed (as hype) onto the open marketplace of your TV screen!

Had anyone ever hear of P-A-D, or "Restless Leg Syndrome" before those miracle-drugs appeared on the scene to "heal" the same? When a limb "fell asleep", weren't you wondering - "Gee, surely there's a pill to cure this?"

None of those companies give a rat's ass about anything but their BOTTOM LINE.

Sadly, there is obvious "method in their madness". The advertising works.

Have you ever wondered why so many "mainstream" drugs have been linked to dependencies the equal (or worse) to street narcotics? There should be an END to those horrible trends, and soon.

On top of that, there's a clear "push" in the form of propoganda designed to negate the values of herbal and homeopathic remedies (as if those were completely insane, akin to being home-grown at a hippie colony that cultivates cannabis sativa AKA "magic weed"). Their proganda promotes an approach to wellness, that is "curative", as opposed to "preventive".

Advertisers can't SELL cure-medications to healthy people, right?

Herbal supplements may not have been created in a lab, but that doesn’t mean they don’t provide the same treatment (without the side effects that can kill). Let's keep in mind, that no herbal supplement is regulated to say that it will "treat or cure a disease".

The word "disease" is the "pharma word" of the decade...

For, only prescription-based products are "able" to treat diseases - according to the FDA. Might we then wonder, just "why" so many FDA-approved drugs have been recalled due to violent (if not fatal) side-effects? Who would have guessed that an FDA-approved drug for depression, could actually trigger suicide? Indeed, the FDA-approved anti-depressants that are out on the market now, carry a warning - that they "may" CAUSE suicidal thoughts.

Just watch those drug commercials. Take note of their fine print and their fast-talking schmooze. Note how many products have side-effects that include: thoughts of suicide, insomnia, dizziness, dry mouth, dependency, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, rectal bleeding, loss of memory, bloody noses, more vomiting, blood in vomit, blood in stool, etc.

The alternate list of un-expected "pleasures" is long!

The prescription drug companies have only one word on their minds.

It's not the word, "cure". The word is MONEY!

Why else would anyone pay $100's
for pills that might relieve their woes - when they could opt to take a simple supplement, or possibly a generic medication from Canada (rendered illegal in America, by none other than the competition on the US side of our international boundary)?

Surely there is much that is very WRONG in all of this?

Me Thinks

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