Side effects worse than the ailment.

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    Every time I see a commercial about someone's ailment...then the voiced uber-fast warnings about the side effects...or the teeny tiny print at the bottom of the screen.....I'm like...WTF? Why would anyone want to chance cancer to cure psoriasis???? Or chance having their throat swell up where they can die to lower their cholesterol?
    Are doctors poisoning us with drug companies in their back pockets along with kickbacks?

    My doctor, two days ago, gave me an RX to make my bones more dense. Of course I didn't fill it. I googled first. At the bottom of one page of the side effects of that drug, it highly recommended "to retain a personal injury attorney if you take this drug".

    It's scarey out there in Med Land.
     
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    I was in awe listening to a commercial for an IUD, just last night

    Mirena IUD Side Effects | eHow.com
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    Scarey, isn't it? And how many gullible people take the drugs perscribed and not investigate first? The ones in the morgue. Or the ones in nursing homes totally fucked up due to the "cure".
     
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    I actually do have to take some pills because of other pills I have to take.

    But I'm still here, in pain much of the time and not feeling well the rest of the time but still here. 30 years ago I wouldn't be......
     
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    And the Fosamax rep doesn't have to wait an hour to see the doc, either....

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    They convince you you have something you probably don't have, tell you to see your doctor, who faithfully listens to you and sees your by now, Pavlovian symptoms and prescribes the drug you want from watching the commercials on TV, you buy and take the drug, then years later you join in on the class action lawsuit of people who took X drug and suffered a failed liver, jock itch, unspecified pain or even death.

    No word yet on how many of the ones who "suffered" death actually participate in the lawsuits.
     
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    You caught that too, Midnight?

    "If anyone in your family has suffered death, please call our offices NOW".
     
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    I take my meds, yes. High blood pressure pills. Those, yes. But I checked them out first. However, for RA...I'll suffer with it instead of taking crap that will screw me up worse than I already am.

    Glad you're still around, Ollie. But I'm sorry about the continual pain. I can relate. However, my mother blessed me with her "tolerance to pain" gene.
     
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    Big pharma is job security for Lawyers.

    LOts of drugs pulled from the market since we streamlined the drug approval process.

    If not for Oxycodone and morphine I would have done myself in more than a year ago.
     

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