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Prescription Drug Dealers
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Did you ever stop and wonder how we ever made it to adulthood? With all the mental disorders, chemical imbalances, and syndromes our kids are being diagnosed with these days? Why had I never heard of ADD when I was kid? When we got in trouble we were punished, and if we were smart we didn't do it again although a few of us (including me) had to give it at least one or two more good tries with the resulting punishment increasing with each offense. We weren't hugged and kissed and told we were suffering from some kind of disorder, and put on zombification medicine to help us cope. We were held responsible for our actions, and society was better for it.
The problem lies mainly with "big pharm" a nickname given to the pharmaceutical industry who keep making billions off of this country's health care plans, and health insurance companies. They churn out new pills everyday, and I must agree some are wonderfully effective, and serve a good purpose, but a lot are just behavior modifiers targeted at children who probably just need a good spanking, and a week with no T.V., or video games, and adults who can't cope with stress. These pharmaceutical companies pay doctors to advertise, and prescribe their particular brand of medication to patients. So anyone can walk into a psychiatrist's office tell a sad story, and walk out with a prescription of this particular doctor's favorite sponsor like Paxil, or Prozac. Kids get a special treat, they get amphetamines like Adderall, and Vyvanse.
The whole time these pharmaceutical companies are shoving prescription pills down our throats, and reaching for our wallets they run a smear campaign that spreads propaganda about natural cures, and cheaper, safer alternatives to their cocktails that someone cooked up in a secret laboratory somewhere. Marijuana is a cheaper, safer alternative to many drugs that are sold by these companies, so legalization would severely cut into their profits. They are responsible for most of the negative propaganda we have been force-fed since childhood.
"Big pharm" continues to be one of the biggest contributors to political campaigns and lobbying efforts in Washington D.C.. So basically they have the government in their back pocket, and are able to push pro-prescription drug agendas through congress. During this 2012 voting cycle pharmaceutical companies have donated in excess of $14 million to political campaigns so far. They paid over $31 million in both the 2010 and 2008 election cycles.
Make no mistake about it, these guys are nothing more than drug dealers who have bought off our national government in order to make a profit peddling harmful, addictive, narcotic drugs, and are keeping us drugged up, and dazed allowing them to do as they please while we remain none the wiser. Pfizer the company for Lipitor, and Viagra is the largest drug maker in the world, and will hit the $4 billion profit mark in 2012. These companies have made millions off of made up syndromes, and disorders, and are more than happy to show you their goods, and prescribe you their particular brand of medicine. Make sure you read the fine print most of the side effects are worse than the condition they are suppose to treat, and some even result in fatalities.
So instead of prescribing a pill for every character flaw in a person's personality why can't we just live with it like we did before pills became the next big thing. We turned out okay, I would like to think, so why do we think we need to change things, and take pills everytime someone gets a little whiny or upset? . The differences in how people handle situations, the way they approach life in general, and how they react to pressure situations is life, and that's what keeps it interesting. I'm not saying all prescription drugs are bad but it has come to point where they push these drugs on us, and our children for a profit in the billions, and in most cases a pill wasn't even necessary.