Do you ever pay attention to aspirin and tylenol commercials? Doctor prescribed so it is okay to take an aspirin a day. People enjoying their life once again dancing around, running, doing sports again, all because of these great pain killers. Like this magic dust that covers our insides with goodness and joy so we can live once again!
I think it is misleading the younger generation and they are taking them like candy because of false beliefs that they are good for you, they won’t harm you or if one is good, two, three, or four must be even better. They mix them with other pills, this new red bull craze or alcohol. How else can we spell disaster?
We need to follow those commercials with the side effects, liver failure, addictions and death statistics that these pills lead to. Get the facts! Please read these facts:
The FDA has admitted that Opioids such as Oxycondone, Morphine, Methadone and Fentanyl are a major public health crisis for addiction, misuse, abuse, overdose and death. Very widely used for Fibromyalgia, arthritis, cancer, dental and all kinds of pain. Largely sold as a street drug and very addicting.
From their own website
Opioids are at the center of a major public health crisis of:
FDA is taking action to protect patients from serious harm due to these drugs. This action represents a careful balance between continued access to these necessary medications and stronger measures to reduce their risks.
List of Opioid Products
|Trade Name||Generic Name||Sponsor|
|1||Duragesic||Fentanyl Transdermal System||Ortho McNeill Janssen|
|2||*Palladone||Hydromorphone hydrochloride extended-release capsules||Purdue Pharma|
|3||Dolophine||Methadone hydrochloride tablets||Roxanne|
|4||Avinza||Morphine sulfate extended-release capsules||King Pharms|
|5||Kadian Capsules||Morphine sulfate extended-release capsules||Actavis|
|6||MS Contin||Morphine sulfate controlled-release tablets||Purdue Pharma|
|7||Oramorph||Morphine sulfate sustained-release tablets||Xanodyne Pharms|
|8||*Embeda||Morphine sulfate and naltrexone extended-release capsules||King Pharms|
|9||OxyContin||Oxycodone hydrochloride controlled-release tablets||Purdue Pharma|
|10||Opana ER||Oxymorphone hydrochloride extended-release tablets||Endo Pharma|
|11||Exalgo||Hydromorphone hydrochloride extended-release tablets||Mallinckrodt|
|12||Butrans||Buprenorphine Transdermal System||Purdue Pharma|
*No longer being marketed, but is still approved.
|Drug Name||Generic Name||Sponsor|
|1||Fentanyl||Fentanyl extended-release transdermal system||Actavis|
|2||Fentanyl||Fentanyl extended-release transdermal system||Lavipharm Labs|
|3||Fentanyl||Fentanyl extended-release transdermal system||Mallinckrodt|
|4||Fentanyl||Fentanyl extended-release transdermal system||Mylan Technologies|
|5||Fentanyl||Fentanyl extended-release transdermal system||Noven|
|6||Fentanyl||Fentanyl extended-release transdermal system||Teva Pharms|
|7||Fentanyl||Fentanyl extended-release transdermal system||Watson|
|9||Methadone||Methadone HCL tablets||Mallinckrodt|
|10||Methadone||Methadone HCL tablets||Sandoz|
|11||Morphine||Morphine sulfate extended-release tablets||Endo|
|12||Morphine||Morphine sulfate extended-release tablets||KV Pharmaceuticals|
|13||Morphine||Morphine sulfate extended-release tablets||Mallinckrodt|
|14||Morphine||Morphine sulfate extended-release tablets||Watson Labs|
|15||Oxycodone||**Oxycodone extended-release tablets||Mallinckrodt|
|16||Oxycodone||** Oxycodone Extended-Release Tablets||Impax Labs|
|17||Oxycodone||** Oxycodone Extended-Release Tablets||Teva|
** Discontinued products
On April 7, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned the public about the use of over-the-counter (OTC) products containing benzocaine, an ingredient used to reduce pain in the mouth and gums. Benzocaine use may cause a rare, but serious condition where the amount of oxygen that can be carried through the blood stream is greatly reduced.
The problem with treating the symptoms of Fibromyalgia is that is it not addressing the root cause of the problem. How do you know we aren’t making things worse by the medication or pain killers if we don’t know the cause? What if the drugs they are using are depleting a chemical or damaging neurotransmitters?
Putting all these chemicals in your body has to be doing something. The proof is starting to show that some drugs are causing organ damage, cancer, side effects, death and illnesses. It is probably a matter of time before they find out Fibromyalgia is caused from some immunization, birth control, prescription, food additive or who knows what.
The treatments that are available haven’t been successful for me or from the sounds of hundreds of other women, they are still in the same pain. They try one drug and move on to the next in a desperate attempt to get rid of the pain.
I prefer they work on getting to the root of the problem, not make another drug to mask it. Only to find years later that the drug causes liver or kidney damage. How many of these drugs have proven to cure anything? If heart pills cured heart disease they wouldn’t need to still be taking the drugs. They aren’t getting to the cause of heart disease, only taking care of the symptoms.
I think the best approach we could take would be to start eliminating some of these toxic chemicals that we have been exposed to through medication, pesticides, foods, GMO foods and everyday health care products. The best place to start is demanding they quite allowing these toxins into our food and health care product chain!
No matter what chronic illness you have or even if you are healthy, they will eventually affect you in some way. Why else do we have so many diseases and sick people these days? What about the premature aging, obesity, mental illness, suicides, crime and violence?
We are not a healthy world so lets not pretend it is. We can change though, lets all start today!
I did some research in the Canadian Institute for Health Information. I am trying to avoid being one of these statistics. Keep in mind how much Alzheimer is in seniors, could there be a connection?
Drug Use Among Seniors on Public Drug Programs in Canada, 2002 to 2008 used
data from our National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System Database to
examine the claims of more than one million seniors across six provinces. It found
that nearly two-thirds of seniors were using five or more drug classes in a year, while
one in five were using 10 or more types of prescription drugs.
Could this be why seniors get Alzheimer disease?
Director, International Center for Media and the Public Agenda