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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Revelations of a drug overloaded society

It seems that we, as a society, have become to depend of a wide array of pharmaceuticals to solve all our problems. Pharmaceutical, apparently, have become the largest drug pushers of all time. We have come to rely on their products as a quick fix to all of society's ailments.
The most common misprescribed and regularly abused field of grossly misunderstood drugs just happens to fall under the rather broad range of drugs called antidepressants. What seems to be misunderstood about this range of pharmaceuticals in particular is their side effects. These are the kind of side effects that can be even worse then the problems that these drugs are created to treat!
What the pharmaceutical companies don't want people to know about it is the side effects of these drugs that is the real cause behind the recent rise of the number and violence of school shootings. Case in point is the recent and unnecessary killing of 33 students at Virginia Tech. Of course, the anti-gun lobby will do their best to place all the blame on the ready availability of guns and blindly say that without any guns, crime would be greatly reduced. Nevermind that the only people who wouldn't have guns would be the honest people, while gansters who could get their hands on a gun and arm themselves to the teeth, can get their weapons anywhere and any time they want.
I say the real culprits in these type of crimes are the drug companies themselves. They push their products on us claiming that they can solve our problems when they know that the side effects can be worse then the conditions that they were initially created to treat. Some antidepressants have been shown to cause manic episodes in patients. Some drugs used to treat diabetes have been shown to cause obesity, which happens to be a leading factor in developing type 2 diabetes.
We have become a society that has long been enslaved to the idea that taking the right cocktail of drugs can solve all our problems. All the drug companies care about is their bottom line. In being that way, I would have to guess that they are all like therest of corporate America. ALL HAIL THE ALL MIGHTY DOLLAR!


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