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Bill81

36 months ago

Do we rely too much on prescription drugs to treat illnesses?

Yes we do. Prescription drugs should only be used as a very last resort; if all else fails. The main thing that concerns me about prescription drugs is that they come with warning labels on them so certainly they are not very safe. It just seems to me that a simple approach like eating right, exercising moderately, and getting enough sleep is a much more effective way to live a long healthy life.
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deebie00284

  35 months ago
I agree too, half the time the medicines have side effect and make you worse than you are, lawyers here in FL are loving every minute of it.
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crabdragon

  35 months ago
I wish we didn't have to rely on them. I wish I didn't have to take any. I have dangerously high blood pressure and have to take them, not only that but I have panic disorders which I had no choice but to take. I wish there was a cure for ailments, but I think prescriptions have to be a necessary evil til then.
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frugalfart@hotmail.com

  36 months ago
I would say in general we probably do rely too much on prescription drugs. We really need to think of our health before he get into a situation where prescription drugs are needed. As an example, eating healthy and watching our weight can go a long way in prevent illness that requires people to rely on big pharm to treat us. Now it is far easier to say this then to actually do it. Maybe that's because we know we have a crutch to lean on.
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12211959

  36 months ago
It depends on the type of illness. Some prescription medications are truely necessary.
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taletreader

  36 months ago
It depends. Some people are so far into an illness that there's no other way for them to get to a better point. However, I definitely think a lot of people take the easy route too many times when they could try cognitive behavioral therapy or physical therapy, etc. People have no idea how much side effects from medication can really affect them--it's like a snowball effect. This medicine causes this side effect, so they put you on another medicine to treat that side effect, and that medicine causes this side effect...blah blah blah. It's horrible, Big Pharma is my worst enemy.
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kathyharmon

  36 months ago
I don't think doctors are the real problem. As patients we want everything yesterday. We look for a quick fix for all our problems that does not require any effort on our part or change in our lifestyle, diet, schedule. Eating right, exercising moderately, and getting enough sleep is a much better option, but they involve sacrifices patients are not willing to make if they think there is a pill they can pop that will do the trick, even if the side effects are terrifying.
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dlh2007

  36 months ago
Yes, I think doctors are way too quick in prescribing drugs to fix a problem. Some issues can be fixed without drugs.
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nosyposy

  36 months ago
Yes, but I wish I didn't have to. When one gets older, high blood pressure, cholesterol, and other problems have to be treated with prescription medicine as well as healthy food choices.
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gererdo

  36 months ago
yes, they just make the doctors and the pharm companies rich, and give us some serious side effects
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hmorgan050

  36 months ago
Yes. The United States prescribes more prescription medication then any other nation. Its said to think that we have become a nation of medicated zombies who cant get through a day without taking some kind of substance.
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