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  • 1.  
  • 2.
    • Serious adverse drug reactions cause about 100,000 deaths per year, making prescription drugs the fourth-leading cause of death in the country
    • Most pharmaceutical companies spend more money on marketing than on research
    • Gifts and monetary supplementation are offered to physicians by pharmaceutical companies
  • 3.  
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    • Purdue Pharma falsely claimed that OxyContin was less addictive, less subject to abuse and diversion, and less likely to cause withdrawal symptoms than other pain medications - all in an effort to maximize its profits
    • The number of deaths related to OxyContin increased fivefold from 1996 to 2001
    • Prescriptions for the drug increased 20-fold during the same period
  • 5.
    • In 1999, the FDA approved Vioxx, an anti-inflammatory drug, although a study showed that patients taking the drug faced twice the risk of heart attack compared to those taking a placebo
    • This drug was deemed safe by the FDA although it had been show to contribute to the number one leading cause of death in America
  • 6.
    • Darwish Fawaz, a pharmacist said, “Some doctors overprescribe medication as they get kickbacks from drug companies”
    • Michael Sangbo, a student of pharmacy, said “ [The] DSM-IV, a manual which doctors use to treat patients, is highly subjective”
    • Gurkirpal Gill, a medical doctor, said “Preventive methods, such as keeping an ideal weight, diet, and lifestyle, would decrease the need for prescriptions”
  • 7.
    • Some medications cure short-term disease, which can reoccur
    • Can only alleviate symptoms of chronic, long-term diseases
    • Do not cure disease in these cases, or even put disease into remission
    • Often cause side-effects
  • 8.
    • Can cure disease
    • Puts disease into remission
    • Minimal Side Effects
  • 9.
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an auto-immune disorder caused by an infection
    • Causes chronic inflammation of the joints and organs
  • 10.
    • Use NSAIDs to reduce tissue inflammation, pain, and swelling
    • Therefore treats symptom of disease
    • Side effects of treatment:
      • Abdominal pain
      • Ulcers
      • Gastrointestinal bleeding
    • Outcome:
      • Disease persists, but patient lives more comfortably
  • 11.
    • Find infection source, usually due to a stressful event that causes a disruption in one’s bioelectrical circuits, which causes impairment in their immune system
    • Energy psychology techniques implemented:
      • Tapping on meridians while thinking of a negative emotion
    • Side Effects:
      • none
    • Outcome:
      • Disease goes into remission, indefinitely
  • 12.
    • Reduce health care costs
    • Alleviate back pain with minimal side-effects
    • Improve heart conditions
    • Eliminate asthma
    • Put cancer into remission without side effects
    • Virtually cure Type II Diabetes
  • 13.
    • Getting involved in a community awareness project
    • Handing out flyers informing people about the dangers of prescription drugs
    • Conducting laboratory research with alternatives
    • Writing a letter to an FCC rep. asking for a ban to be put on the advertisement of prescription drugs
    • Writing a petition to congress to instate a program for more federal funding for drug education
  • 14.
    • Handing out flyers informing people about the dangers of prescription drugs
  • 15.
    • Entitled: “Preventing Teen Abuse of Prescription Drugs”
    • 7 Sections:
      • What is prescription drug abuse?
      • How many teens are doing this?
      • Why are some teens doing this?
      • What are the risks?
      • Where are teens getting these prescription drugs?
      • Are parents educating their children about the risks of their behavior?
      • What should parents do?
  • 16.
    • As seen, one cannot rely on the FDA or even many medical doctors to achieve optimal health
    • It is up to you to:
      • Eat properly
      • Exercise regularly
      • Sleep regularly
      • Keep strong emotional health