The opioid problems notwithstanding, has it ever occurred to healthcare consumers and allopathic medicine’s patients as to why you aren’t told the warnings, contraindications or adverse effects regarding the Rx-prescription MDs give you, often as many as 3 “scripts” at a time, when no studies have been done to determine if there are adverse reactions or contraindications from taking various chemical pharmaceuticals and legal drugs simultaneously?
Doctors are swift to advise patients about not taking vitamins, supplements, herbal and natural remedies—that’s a known given. However, are they as quick to tell patients about the chemicals they are prescribing, often willy-nilly-like and as guesstimates? Furthermore, how many times are there prescription adverse reactions, especially with the elderly, probably resulting due to what Big Pharma’s sales reps pitch to physicians about mainstreaming new drugs or the kick-backs docs will receive for prescribing them?
By the way, the FDA maintains a reporting system called FAERS—FDA Adverse Event Reporting System—whereby “medication error reports and product quality complaints resulting in adverse events that were submitted to FDA.” However, FAERS seems to be a ‘clandestine’ and well-guarded database since one must file a FOIA report to look at the data. Hmmm! What does that tell you?
However, there is one caution MDs are fairly astute at telling patients which relates to taking grapefruit juice with certain prescription drugs. Grapefruit has the ability to decrease a pharmaceutical drug’s breakdown for elimination due to furanocoumarins, which block the CYP3A4 enzymes. This website provides a list of common drug-grapefruit interactions that, if you are taking prescriptions, you may want to print and keep.
Rx’s ability to impact driving a vehicle
Nevertheless, there is other information which MDs and pharmacists should be warning patients about and that is prescription drugs ability to impair one’s driving a motor vehicle and driving-related risk perceptions!
An October 31, 2017 study report titled “Receipt of Warnings Regarding Potentially Impairing Prescription Medications and Associated Risk Perceptions in a National Sample of U.S. Drivers” published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs described findings which ought to revolutionize the protocols for which pharmaceuticals are prescribed and dispensed by MDs and pharmacists alike.
The study Results found
Receipt of warnings varied by sex, race/ethnicity, income, geographic region, and time of day. For a majority of drug categories, drivers who reported receiving warnings had significantly higher odds of perceived risk of impaired driving/crash and criminal justice involvement.
It’s in the study’s Conclusions that we find one of the problems, plus pitfalls, with MDs having to push patients through their treatment rooms every twenty minutes or less:
Most users of prescription medications reported that the drug was prescribed for their use, but not all reported receiving warnings about driving impairment. Our study provides evidence of missed opportunities for information provision on impaired driving, identifies subgroups that may warrant enhanced interventions, and provides preliminary evidence that receipt of impairment warnings is associated with increased perceptions of driving-related risk.
MDs should be mandated by law and the AMA to give patients comprehensive warnings
But patient warnings regarding prescription medications associated with risk perceptions – for how serious that omission is for Rx-prescribed pharmaceuticals –actually pales compared with the oversight, neglect and downright deliberate refusal to instruct parents, guardians and intended vaccinees about the adverse reactions, contraindications, precautions and warnings printed in all vaccine package inserts.
How come that recent study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs neglected to include vaccines?
Aren’t vaccines pharmaceuticals made by Big Pharma? Why are vaccines always EXEMPT from disclosure and patient discussions by MDs, nurses or those who administer vaccines from telling the scientific facts about adverse reactions, contraindications, precautions and warnings printed in vaccine package inserts?
The medical profession’s standard vaccine information mantra is “they are safe and effective.” Nothing is further from the facts as reported by the CDC/FDA VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) and the HHS HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) Data and Statistics, which documents over $3.3+ BILLION paid out in claims (pg. 9) for vaccine injuries and/or deaths.
Medicare over-prescription and ‘abuse’
Here’s an example of Medicare patients prescription drug use:
The average Medicare Part D patient filled 49 standardized 30-day prescriptions in 2010. At the high end, patients in Miami, filled an average of 63 prescriptions, compared to patients in Grand Junction, Colo., who filled 39 prescriptions per year. 
According to the CDC website Therapeutic Drug Use, it seems we have a serious legal drug problem in the USA, which needs to be placed at the feet of the medical profession, especially MDs who get kick-backs and financial rewards for prescribing Rxs and the pharmaceutical industries incessant media advertising for Rx drugs.
Percent of persons using at least one prescription drug in the past 30 days: 48.9% (2011-2014)
Percent of persons using three or more prescription drugs in the past 30 days: 23.1% (2011-2014)
Percent of persons using five or more prescription drugs in the past 30 days: 11.9% (2011-2014)
Five or more prescription drugs in the past 30 days! Is there any wonder most senior citizens, especially those in nursing homes or other personal-care-type facilities, are drugged up like zombies?
If allopathic medicine and its acolytes are into science-based medicine, then where are the studies documenting no biochemical and/or physiological interactions when taking five or more chemical drugs simultaneously? Is that why the FAERS data is secretive?
Children’s Rx prescriptions and vaccines
Let’s not forget the kiddies! How many are taking prescription drugs and are they really necessary?
According to the CDC’s website
Seven and one-half [7.5] percent of children aged 6–17 years used prescribed medication during the past 6 months for emotional or behavioral difficulties. [CJF emphasis]
Something definitely is ethically and physiologically wrong to produce the above stats, in my opinion.
If children literally weren’t being poisoned with neurotoxic chemicals in vaccines at 2, 4 and 6 months of age and thereafter, plus not given chemical-laced water  and GMO ‘phood’, but taught to eat a nutritiously balanced diet not dependent on junk and sugar edibles or fried fast food restaurant offerings, most of those meds undoubtedly would not be necessary!
You can’t poison a body into wellness. But then that would not be profitable for Big Pharma and the MDs who prescribe them. Would it?
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Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.
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