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Proj 3 ALEX BEAR 2


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Proj 3 ALEX BEAR 2

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