Sunday, December 20, 2009
Dangerous Drugs II...it continues!
Ali G -Dangerous Drugs USA DEA
Ali G -Dangerous Drugs UK!
North America Selling Sickness explores the unhealthy relationships between society, medical science and the pharmaceutical industry as they promote their new miracle cures -- selling not just drugs but also the latest diseases that go with them. Drug manufacturers today fund aggressive marketing campaigns designed to create public awareness of previously unknown diseases, or known by less dramatic names. Shyness thus becomes branded as "Social Anxiety Disorder," constant worry becomes "Generalized Anxiety Disorder," and premenstrual tension is now "Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder."
The sale of SSRI anti-depressant medications used to treat these and other diseases, such as Paxil, Zoloft and Prozac, has become an annual $20 billion market. Selling Sickness features commentary from paid medical consultants to the drug companies, patients, researchers, patient advocates, advertisers, attorneys, and psychiatrist Dr. David Healy, a critic of the pharmaceutical industry. The film also examines the deceptive use of clinical trials sponsored by the pharmaceutical companies, the highly addictive nature and many adverse side effects (like suicidal impulses among adolescent patients) of popular SSRI anti-depressants. At an FDA hearing in Washington, D.C., the testimony of parents who have lost their children to suicide starkly emphasizes the need for greater regulation of these heavily promoted and prescribed anti-depressants.
In 1976, Henry Gadson, the CEO of Merck, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the US, was interviewed by Fortune magazine. During the interview, Gadson complained of having to limit his market to sick people. His dream, he said was to be able to "sell to everyone" and make Merck more like "Wrigley" the chewing gum company. Now thirty years later, as prescription and designer drugs become ever more prevalent, Mr.Gadson's dream may have come true. In the four-hour special Warning: Before You Take This Pill, Link TV will explore the question of whether we've become smarter patients or are just plain worried sick.
Part 1 of the special features Selling Sickness, a compelling documentary that explores how drug companies today are not just selling medicine but also the diseases that go with them. Also featured are excerpts from Money Talks: Profits Before Patient Safety, a new film from Hummingbird Productions that offers an insider's perspective from former pharmaceutical reps and doctors. During the special, Dr. Michael Steinman, Assistant Professor in Residence, Staff Physician, SFVAMC will be in discussion. Dr. Steinman has an active interest in pharmaceutical marketing practices and subtle ways that the industry may influence the prescribing behaviors of physicians.
Depression erectile dysfunction anxiety bipolar medication acid relfux drugs cancer diabetes.
Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Viagra, Lipitor, Cialis, Nexium!
YouTube Perma Link Video
A team of leading scientists have spent two years analysing the effects of 20 of Britain's most widely used drugs, and have devised a scientifically rigorous - and controversial - new ranking for them.
The BBC's Horizon programme has followed their research and looks at the science behind the headlines. How do the brain and body react to each stimulant as it passes into the bloodstream, and what are the long-term effects of drugs relative to their classification? If the current classification should be changed in view of the latest findings, what exactly is Britain's most dangerous drug?
Top 20 Most Dangerous Drugs!
Horizon - Britain's Most Dangerous Drugs Part 1/5
Britian's Most Dangerous Drugs Video Series Link on YouTube
FRONTLINE® investigates the integrity of America's drug safety system!
Frequently asked questions about the FDA and drug safety, with links to resources for consumers and further reading.
+ When the FDA approves a drug, does that mean I can count on it being "safe and effective"?
When the FDA approves a drug, it means that it has determined that the benefits of the drug will outweigh the risks when it is released into the general population. During a drug's testing, up to 3,000 people will take the drug in the final stage of clinical trials. But if a serious side effect occurs in one out of 10,000 people, for example, the manufacturer and the FDA most likely will not find out until it is out on the market and hundreds of thousands, or millions, of people have taken it.
"I think Americans need to recognize that every time they put a pill in their mouth, especially a new pill that they've never taken before, it's an experiment," says Dr. Raymond Woosley of the University of Arizona, who was a top candidate to become FDA commissioner last year. "When a drug goes on the market, only about 3,000 patients have ever been given that drug. We will never know all the toxicity that can occur, especially the one in 10,000 or the one in 20,000 that can be seriously harmed. Our detection of that will only happen after the drug is on the market and exposed to huge numbers of patients."
INTRODUCTION: In "Dangerous Prescription," FRONTLINE® investigates the integrity of America's drug safety system. Through interviews with current and former FDA officials, critics, a pharmaceutical industry representative, and consumers, the one-hour documentary examines the FDA's handling of several drugs that were approved but later were pulled from the market after causing injuries and even deaths. The program also examines the role that drug companies play in the approval and monitoring of prescription drugs, and questions whether the FDA's current system is adequate for protecting the pubic.
Here, at Drug.com, this site lists most drugs know to man. This is a fairly neutral view, in other words, just stating information based of what know about these persription medications. This site gives comprehensive information on each drug listed. I need not say, that you should avoid mosts perscription drugs unless it necessary to treat life threatening diseases not stupid things that are made up or man created that can be treated naturally...such as Ulcers, Nrevous Diorders, ADD, ADHD, Flu, High Cholesteral, Bi-polar, Stress, Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, HIV, & on & on!
Let me give you a sample of these nice DRUGS that are leagla distrubuted by the Government/Medical Association allowed legal sales of the most dangerous & poerful drugs know to mankind.
This only Xanax...se what they say:
This is what Xanax is being use to treat...
Xanax is used to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and anxiety caused by depression.
Now look at the side effects...
Important information about Xanax
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to Xanax or to other benzodiazepines, such as chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clorazepate (Tranxene), diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan), or oxazepam (Serax). This medication can cause birth defects in an unborn baby. Do not use Xanax if you are pregnant.
Before taking Xanax, tell your doctor if you have any breathing problems, glaucoma, kidney or liver disease, or a history of depression, suicidal thoughts, or addiction to drugs or alcohol.
Do not drink alcohol while taking Xanax. This medication can increase the effects of alcohol.
Xanax may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Xanax should never be shared with another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.
It is dangerous to try and purchase Xanax on the Internet or from vendors outside of the United States. Medications distributed from Internet sales may contain dangerous ingredients, or may not be distributed by a licensed pharmacy. Samples of Xanax purchased on the Internet have been found to contain haloperidol (Haldol), a potent antipsychotic drug with dangerous side effects.
What are the possible side effects of Xanax?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Xanax: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these:
Serious Side Effects:
- unusual risk-taking behavior, decreased inhibitions, no fear of danger;
- depressed mood, thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself;
hyperactivity, agitation, hostility, hallucinations;
- feeling light-headed, fainting;
- seizure (convulsions);
- urinating less than usual or not at all;
- muscle twitching, tremor; or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Less serious Xanax side effects may include:
- drowsiness, dizziness, feeling irritable;
- amnesia or forgetfulness, trouble concentrating;
- sleep problems (insomnia);
- muscle weakness, lack of balance or coordination, slurred speech;
- blurred vision;
- nausea, vomiting, constipation, appetite or weight changes;
- dry or watery mouth, increased sweating; or loss of interest in sex.
OK. That's some of the nice stuff while on it. Now look at the potential Xanax Withdrawal Effects: Click on link here: "Xanax Withdrawal Effects" because I felt was too long to post.
You can read more information here about Xanax. This just to state a point of the dangers of DRUGS. See what you think. I'm sure as hell I never, willfully, will take ANY of this SHIT....period!