By Dr. Andrew Jones
What prescription drug kills more people than cocaine and heroin?
Drugs which include Vicodin, OxyContin, Anti-inflammatories.
These drugs are generally being abused, not being used for their intended purpose, or being illegally prescribed.
As an aside, HOW is it these so called ‘Doctors’ still have their licence?
Nearly 15,000 Americans died from an overdose of prescription painkillers in 2008 according to the CDC.
The VOLUME of painkillers made available at U.S. pharmacies, hospitals and doctors’ offices QUADRUPLED from 1999 to 2010, contributing to the overdose death rate that more than tripled over the decade.
All in all these are very disturbing statistics.
We have trained our physicians/veterinarians/general public to believe that some type of conventional medication can cure what ails us or our pets.
Some people become addicted.
Pets react to these at times.
People and animals die as a result.
There are those that will blame the ‘victim’- YES you do choose to take or not take the medication.
BUT someone has to create and produce the drug- the more you sell, the more profit you make.
Hence the MASSIVE Drug Industry –
How big is ‘Big Pharma’?
Well here are the largest 10 pharmaceutical companies worldwide with the sales in the BILLIONS:
1) Pfizer $41.7
2) Novartis $36.7
3) Sanofi-Aventis $35.1
4) GlaxoSmithKline $34.3
5) AstraZeneca $33.2
6) Roche $31.3
7) Johnson & Johnson $26.9
8) Merck & Co $25.0
9) Eli Lilly $19.6
10) Abbott $19.4
These are the ‘guys’ responsible for QUADRUPLING the number of painkillers being made available..
Yes it likely QUADRUPLED their profit.
But at some very unfortunate costs.
My suggestions are to ASK your veterinarian about ANY medication being prescribed to your pet.
BE AWARE of the side effects.
SEE if there are ANY alternatives.
Dr Andrew Jones, DVM
P.S. In seeking alternatives, you should have a look at my Manual of Home Remedies for dogs and cats.
OVER 1000 safe, natural and effective home remedies.
Including NOT using toxic anti-inflammatories.
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