If someone poisoned your food, would you accept their next dinner invitation?
Of course not!!!!
Johnson & Johnson is the latest Drug company to get caught blatantly putting profits in front of patient safety. They have agreed to pay $2.2 BILLION to resolve CRIMINAL and civil allegations for promoting “powerful” psychiatric drugs for unapproved uses in children, seniors, and disabled patients.
Seriously? That’s lower than low. Taking advantage of the most susceptible populations there are.
Obviously they have stopped of course…because they got caught!!! Of course shame on the pharmacists and the physicians too, who accepted kickbacks to prescribe them…
The point here is not that all drugs are bad. I have said before in this blog and also in front of large audiences that we should be thankful for modern medicine and drugs because they have saved many lives and will continue to do so.
The point is that they should be a last resort, and they should never be taken lightly.
If you were to do some research you would find that the big companies have all been caught and fined over the last several years for essentially the same thing….profits before safety.
Here’s what you have to think about…how often do they NOT get caught?
Even the better drugs/safer drugs still represent a serious danger….after all over 100,000 people die in the U.S. per year from properly prescribed, properly administered, and properly used medication.
Kids are seen as a “growth market” for the pharmaceutical industry (many medications prescribed for kids are adult medications…kids are not little adults).
We need to do a better job as a society of not just blindly accepting that every little health inconvenience requires a drug. We need to take responsibility for doing all that we can from personal perspective to keep our bodies healthy withoutr drugs. We need to KEEP the power of taking care of ourselves and not hand it over to those who seek to exploit our situations. And its easy to do if we just make it a priority. Here’s a little video series you can watch that gives you the formula https://www.toddburrier.com/health-and-supplements-insight/ the first video is called the “Wheel of Health” and if you follow this, you are less likely to need drugs.
And when you do, for the acute situation, make sure you do your homework on what you take. Don’t blindly use drugs. They are not the long term answer.
After all….if someone tried to poison your children…would you blindly give them another shot?