- Kill over 100,000 people annually
- Be involved in over 2,000,000 ADR's a year (Adverse Drug Reaction)
- Statistically ADR's are the fourth leading cause of death EXCEEDING pneumonia, pulmonary disease, aids, accidents and automobile accidents
I am talking about everyday prescription drugs. VERY IMPORTANT / I AM NOT SUGGESTING THAT ANYONE ON THEIR OWN DECIDE TO SIMPLY STOP TAKING ANY PRESCRIBED MEDICATION. THIS MUST BE DONE THROUGH A MEDICAL DOCTOR WHO CAN MONITOR YOUR PROGRESS AND WEAN YOU OFF DRUGS SLOWLY. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT especially IF YOU ARE ON MORE THAN ONE PRESCRIPTION DRUG. YOU need to APPROACH THE DOCTOR WHO PRESCRIBED IT, AND THEN PROCEED WITH CAUTION AND STRICT MONITORING.
"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, sedition's, heresies"
(Pharmakeia) (GREEK 5331 Strongs far-mak-i-ah from Greek 5332 (pharmakeus) -medication (pharmacy) I.E. (by extension) magic (literal or figurative) - sorcery, witchcraft.
(Pharmakeus (Greek 5332, Strong's far-,ak-yoos from pharmakon (a drug) i.e. (spell giving potion) a druggist (pharmacist) or poisoner, i.e. (By extension) a magician or sorcerer.
I am GUILTY as I am on (4) very low dose drugs that have been around for a long time. My last post gave a long list of side effects for one of them (GLIPIZIDE). (for TYPE 2 DIABETES)
i do not LIKE TAKING DRUGS AND MY DESIRE IS TO BE OFF ALL OF THEM. It takes time and I am constantly looking to improve my health through eating right, exercise, taking herbs, vitamins, minerals, certain amino acids etc. that I have researched.
I have cut the dose on 3 of the four drugs in the last couple of years with my doctor's approval. My goal is to get off all of them SLOWLY.
I do not believe that God wants us to be spending a large chunk of our money taking drugs which are responsible for over 2 million annual ADR's and outright kill over 100,000 people a year.
I believe in exercise, proper diet, doing the research on natural products, reading the reviews, the science behind why something works and doesn't work etc.
Supplements can be utilized by our body and many are derivatives of foods. Drugs on the other hand for the most part are foreign substances in our body and do not provide any nutrients or benefits to become healthy. At best most of them interfere with some God given natural process of digestion in our body and circumvent or re-route processes unnaturally in our system. To top it off they come with a nasty list of side effects, many of which include DEATH as one of them.
YES a lot of them will change the numbers for a given test, however that doesn't prove they are getting to the "Heart of the Matter" and correcting a problem to restore health to our bodies.
MEMORY VERSE: “In all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us” (Romans 8:37).
[Jesus said,] “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” John 10:10.
Interesting chart showing profits of pharmaceutical companies:
|World's largest pharmaceutical firms|
|Company||Total revenue ($bn)||R&D spend ($bn)||Sales and marketing spend($bn)||Profit ($bn)||Profit margin (%)|
|Johnson & Johnson (US)||71.3||8.2||17.5||13.8||19|
|Hoffmann-La Roche (Swiss)||50.3||9.3||9.0||12.0||24|
|Eli Lilly (US)||23.1||5.5||5.7||4.7||20|