For years, I’ve been writing about the medical system’s self-feeding mechanism:
Give a patient a drug to treat his symptoms; the drug causes new symptoms, which are diagnosed as a new illness; and then new drugs are given, and those drugs cause still more symptoms, which in turn are diagnosed as a new condition… on and on it goes.
Drugged patients suffer tragically and needlessly, and cash piles up in Big Pharma’s coffers.
Here is the kicker: “The report was released one week after US health authorities said suicides have risen 30 percent in the past two decades, with about half of suicides among people who were not known to suffer from mental illness.”
“Anti-depressants are the only drug class that carries an explicit warning — called a black box warning — of suicide risk.”
“For other common medications — like blood pressure lowering pills, antacids known as proton pump inhibitors, painkillers and hormonal contraceptives — the warnings are harder to find or simply don’t exist in the packaging.”
And who knew this? “Researchers found that more than 200 commonly used prescription drugs have depression or suicidal symptoms listed as potential side effects.” ...