You see a drug advertisement on TV.  Maybe it's promoting depression, acid reflux, osteoporosis, anxiety or incontinence  Whatever it is it sounds like something you may need.  After all, millions of Americans have that particular problem.  The commercial said so.  And there is no way our government would allow them to lie to us.  We're talking about medicine here.  And the FDA is there to protect us.  One of the reasons these pharmaceutical ads can have such an effect on us is that we have a fundamental level of trust for the medical profession.  We would never think that a doctor would recommend any but the best possible treatment to us.  Doctors have taken oaths.

But somehow with all the power and the money of the pharmaceutical companies doctors and patients alike are misled into prescribing and taking medication that may not be well-researched or the best treatment for the problem.

We should not have to worry about the relationship between the FDA and the pharmaceutical industry.  We should not have to wonder whether the trial results that proclaim a drug as safe and effective are true and honest.  We should not have to wonder whether our doctor's last vacation was paid for by the company marketing the drug he or she is now prescribing to us.  But we do. 

And with the constantly increasing number of prescriptions being written for addictive psychoactive drugs such as antidepressants, stimulants, sedatives and anti-anxiety medications as well as powerful opiate painkillers we need to be more aware of the symptoms and signs of addiction and signs of overdose.

If you are concerned that you or someone you know may be addicted to a prescription drug the time to act is now!  You can talk to a counselor and get help by contacting Get Off Meds.  Your can find their website here: Get Off Meds - Help for Prescription Drug Addiction


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