This has got to stop! Anti-depressants and like drugs are dangerous and very addictive. Harder to get off than rehabbing from alcohol, cocaine and heroin. From my research only through a long process of weaning off with a cooperative doctor is it healthy and possible. Some users who have successfully gotten off them said it took a year or more.
They survived live fire, explosive devices, terror attacks and grueling desert conditions. But upon returning home to seek treatment for the mental anguish that too often accompanies war, U.S. soldiers are now being killed by the pharmaceutical industry in record numbers.
A recent example is found with the late Senior Airman Anthony Mena, who returned home from Baghdad only to be killed by a toxic cocktail of prescription medications in his apartment in the USA. As the New York Times reports, a toxicologist found eight prescription medications in his blood (http://www.nytimes.com/....).
Those drugs included painkillers, sleeping pills, antidepressants and a sedative. The medical examiner concluded that Anthony Mena died of multiple pharmaceutical toxicity. He was only 23 years old.
Big Pharma killing more soldiers than enemy combatants?
Anthony Mena is just one of a fast-rising number of U.S. soldiers who are being drugged to death by psychiatrists and physicians who dish out painkillers and psychotropic drugs with virtually no regard to their chemical interactions.
Those interactions are never tested in clinical trials (yes, never!). The position of the FDA and Big Pharma seems to be that the more drugs a person takes, the better they'll get, and doctors are trained in med schools to keep prescribing pills with virtually no concern about the extreme toxicity of various pharmaceutical combinations. Their motto is, "For every ill, there's another pill."
Now the body count is rising. Today, one-third of the U.S. Army is on at least one prescription medication, and many of those are psychiatric meds used to treat PTSD.
Think about that astounding statistic for a moment: One-third of the U.S. Army is on synthetic chemicals! Some of those chemicals, by the way, have been linked to suicides and violent behavior, especially in young males. What kind of formula for warfare is that, anyway? Take a young male, put a rifle in his hands and a psychiatric medication in his head, then let him loose on the front lines and see what happens?
An Army report says that 101 soldiers have died from toxic pharmaceutical combinations in 2006 - 2009, but that report almost certainly vastly underestimates the true numbers. Most deaths are traditionally written off as organ failure of one kind or another. Very few pharmaceutically-induced deaths are ever accurately tracked back to the drugs involved... unless you're Michael Jackson, of course.
It makes you wonder: Are more soldiers being killed by Big Pharma than by enemy combatants?
It's not out of the question. The 9/11 terrorist attacks killed just over 3,000 Americans. Yet, according to well-researched estimates based on published scientific studies, FDA-approved prescription drugs currently kill anywhere from 98,000 - 250,000 Americans a year (http://www.naturalnews.com/...). Remember, that's every year!
Big Pharma's link to Nazi concentration camps
Over the last decade, then, FDA-approved prescription drugs have likely killed at least one million Americans and probably many more. That's approaching the level of a chemical holocaust. The last time so many people were killed with chemicals was in the Nazi era of World War II, when Nazi war criminals gassed Jews to death by the millions.
It's no coincidence, by the way, that the very same chemical companies that worked for the Nazi war machine are now some of the world's top pharmaceutical manufacturers. That's not an internet myth, by the way: It's an historical fact. Just Google the history of Bayer and Nazi Germany if you want to learn more: http://www.google.com/....
Or check out the role of IG Farben / Bayer in Auschwitz and other German concentration camps, where this pharmaceutical company relied on slave labor to churn out chemical weapons and experimental drugs used in human medical experiments: http://archive.corporatewatch.org/....
How many civilians have also been murdered? Anti-depressants are the most prescibed medicines and can be doled out and are, by any kind of doctor for any small discomfort complaint we tell them we are concerned about. Suicide is one ghastly side effect, but so are increase alcohol use, over eating, memory loss, numbed down emotions, good and bad, and bizarre behaviour, just to mention a few. They are even prescribed to babies, pregnant women and dogs.
Big media corporations have Dumbed us down and the big Drug corporations are Numbing us down.
It's all about money, greed and control. We, here know they own OUR government and congress. Are you going to let them OWN you too?
(And no I am not a crazy scientologist-they fight against these drugs because THEY cannot successfully recruit (brainwash) new cult members if a person is addicted to these drugs.)
At the very least anti-depressants should come with a warning (like on ciggarettes) of how addictive they are. But the FDA is basically now just a shill to the big drug corporations (thanks to George W. Bush and his deregulations and cut backs for FDA).
I understand there are real severe mental health issues, many that can be helped by medications. I just pray that you have a good doctor, ask for the smallest dosage and if possible , make a plan to be on them the least time possible.
My concern is sincere as I have family members who are caught in the addiction of so many of these drugs and cannot get off them without great pain, time, effort, disruption of daily living from the horrific, sometimes deadly withdrawal symptoms.
The Big Pharmas are killing us 'softly.' Pay Attention!