The Push to Take More and More Prescription Drugs
I absolutely hate commercials about prescription medications. Why do we need these? If we need a prescription for something we go to the doctor and they prescribe what we need for what we have. We don't need to sit at home becoming hypochondriacs thinking we have every illness on earth and then go to the doctor and TELL the doctor what we need. It's all backwards and the reason = $$$$$. Pharmaceutical companies pushing medications to make a profit. Half the stuff we get prescribed we don't need. For example, I went to the doctor after suffering with severe acid reflux. They prescribed medication strength acid reflux medication, which by the way doesn't cure acid reflux, it just calms the symptom and pain and nastiness. The doctor didn't even address the CAUSE. They just push the medication. So after some research and a visit to a naturopathic doctor I discovered I was allergic to wheat products. Once I stopped eating things with wheat the acid reflux went away COMPLETELY. I never have it now and don't need any kind of medication at all.
This is just one example of many. Depression medications; they are being pushed on everyone. Sometimes some people have a hormonal imbalance and need to address THAT and once they do they don't have depression. Sometimes different foods can mess up your brain chemistry. There are so many other options, we don't need a prescription for EVERY problem we have!
And what is the deal with making it so the people who might actually NEED prescription medication (i.e. the elderly) can’t even get it covered by insurance. They have to choose between medication and food and shelter. CRAZY! But that’s a whole other rant.
But I'm telling you, it's not about health, it's about money. I am glad there are medications for occasions when legitimately needed, don’t get me wrong. I am just saying we don’t all need a medication for every little aliment when there are alternatives.