Prescription meds take a deadly turn
The most dangerous thing in your home isn't the gun in your closet or the asbestos in your walls -- it's the drugs in your medicine chest.
The latest numbers are in, and they reveal the gruesome truth: Legal drugs kill more Americans than just about anything else short of actual disease -- with accidental overdose deaths now beating traffic fatalities for the first time ever.
No surprise there: Automakers have been busily making cars safer every year, while Big Pharma keeps making new meds that are even worse than the old ones in an endless quest for cash, no matter what the cost.
The end result is what finally happened in 2009, when traffic deaths fell to 33,808 (down from more than 50,000 per year in the late 1970s and early 1980s) -- while prescription drug deaths shot up to 37,485, many involved pain killers or anti-anxiety drugs such as OxyContin, Vicodin, and Xanax.
That's DOUBLE the number of drug deaths from just a decade earlier -- and I can tell you why.
America has been duped.
A new survey found that 40 percent of the nation thinks the FDA only approves "highly effective" meds, while a quarter of people believe the feds keep drugs with serious side effects off the market.
None of that's true, of course, and the 37,485 people who died on these things in 2009 alone prove otherwise.
If you're a regular reader of my posts, this is elementary to you -- you already know how dangerous drugs are... and you already know how the most commonly used prescription and over-the-counter meds are barely effective in the first place.
But your neighbors, friends and even members of your own family haven't gotten the message. Don't be a bystander as this awful highway wreck continues to unfold -- warn them all, before it's too late.
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