What’s YOUR problem with big pharmaceutical companies?

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Technic1
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02 May 2021, 7:14 am

I hate that their trying to medicate us!



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02 May 2021, 8:09 am

Garlic is 10x more powerful than antibiotics due to the presence of Allicin, but the pharmaceutical industry don't want people to know that because less money for the pharmaceutical.

Green Tea is more powerful than any anti-flu medication, due to the potent polythenes and anti-oxidants present in Green Tea, also reduces risk of development of cancer.

The cure to cancer is CBD and THC cannabis. Reduces stress (one cause of cancer) and directly kills cancer cells. Pharmaceutical's don't want us to know that because pills and therapy is money for them.

Anti-phycotic medication are not thoroughly examined.

Nature is full of bio-chemistry that kept the human race healthy since the beginning of human time.

In a sense, the human race was healthy before American's killed Indian American's long ago and capitalised the world. As a metaphor - the system we live in is set at the vibration that causes physical and mental illness, symbolic - and it hasn't always been like that, it used to be just peaceful tribes in the wilderness medicating on nature and being one with the cosmic harmony.

The unfortunate truth to why pharmaceutical companies are bad - is because greed and capitalism.


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02 May 2021, 8:12 am

Technic1 wrote:
I hate that their trying to medicate us!


They charge to high of prices for people that need certain medications, like some people put in the position of having to choose paying for meds over quality of life. For me pharmaceutical meds don't help the problems I have, simply cannot tolerate a lot of psych meds I personally use medical marijuana to help relieve things as well as just trying to adress the issues I have. At least with that you can choose how much you take and if you just don't feel like it with most psych meds you have to take it every day to the point you are basically always on that drug and yeah I don't like or feel comfortable with that I prefer to just use the 'meds' when I need them I don't want to have an anti-depressant drug in my brain at all times. Besides you're not supposed to drink on anti-depressants and well I do like to drink some so I don't want to take something that makes a thing I regularly indulge in more dangerous than it already is(alcohol is already not healthy so need to enhance that with drugs that would interact badly with it that don't even do anything for my mental state). For me at least medical marijuana seems to have all the benefits that I have been told psych meds should have but without the nasty side effects, like worst I get from weed is getting high(but I like that one ok :twisted:), Or a little drowsy if I smoke a bunch at once or being more aware of hunger prompting me to prepare some food to eat.But then again those aren't even bad side effects.

How about just some weed to calm things down to do a little mental processing instead of a bunch of drugs that just mask things and if anything make mental processing even harder. Like weed is a nice and kind drug that leaves room for improving yourself wheras at least trying various psych meds might kinda relieve a thing but the nasty side effects don't really leave much room for self improvement. Like who says I cannot use cannabis and mental plasticity to solve my problems. If drugs can change a brain surely a person can change their own brain maybe I can beat the social anxiety maye I can someday let the PTSD go I just feel like I don't want to live life like I am stuck in those. And I don't want a therapist becasue they will be a new person and so I wont be able to actually open up to them, that is probably why therapy has not worked well for me I just simply cannot fully open up and talk abut deeper feelings with a new person even if they are a mental health worker even if they were nice and did their best to make me comfortable I still would hold back. And by the time I get maybe more comfortable enough to delve a little deepper the sessions I could afford are over and I'd have to get a new therapist anyways...so I'd have to start all over. And all they ever end up being are just people to talk at and like why are you even paying for that when your autistic and just do that to people anyways.


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02 May 2021, 8:27 am

Not quite related but you can get high on chili peppers, someone tell the children they don't have to sniff air duster or gross things like that, just eat hot peppers till your brain makes the opiate chemicals. Much safer than the afore mentioned thing.


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02 May 2021, 10:01 am

My only problem with the pharmaceutical industry is when they do profiteering above the wellness of others. I realize that it is a free market and they are right to charge what they want for their products. They are in the business to make money, not give it away. However they do often pay medical doctors to prescribe certain drugs to boost their bottom line. That is just not ethical to do.

Then there are medical doctors who think they can fix everything with a pill, even if the patient is not sick. Alas, that is just not the case. I had that done to me once. The medicine was not working at all (it lowers cholesterol) and caused me severe side effects (bloody stools). I told my doctor about the issue and he did not want to change the prescription to a different drug. I read the medical journals on the particular drug in question and deemed it safe to stop using it. I changed my diet to fit the issue instead. My blood work is actually better since doing this. I mentioned that I phased it out and he was pissed at me. I told him that I think I know a bit more about drug effects than he did, as I have direct contacts with the pharmaceutical industry. He quickly backed off because I could have easily ruined his payday with them.

As for CBD and THC, not everything can be fixed with it. It can have some medical value, but it is often placed way above what it can actually do. CBD is potentially better overall than THC at some chemical effects. People can become addicted to THC, especially after long term heavy usage. I have seen the effects of this form of usage within my own family. There is a big difference between the natural form (low THC content) and the genetically modified form (high THC content) sold in licensed stores in places that allow it. If you do use them, please be knowledgeable about what they can/cannot do to the human body.

As for me, I prefer not to use any drugs as I simply do not need them in my life. Unfortunately I still have to take my high blood pressure medicine to keep it with acceptable levels. Everyone in my family tree has the same issue.



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02 May 2021, 8:40 pm

I also have issues with them thinking that autistic people should be medicated.


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02 May 2021, 8:51 pm

right now I don't remember for sure if it is the pharmaceutical manufacturers, or the insurance companies, or both, who seem to be pushing mail order prescriptions,
which there is a known problem with,
for instance, https://www.change.org/p/stop-forcing-m ... r-pharmacy

On the other hand,
thanks to a constellation of neurological, endocrine, mitochondrial, and musculoskeletal, problems with my body,
I Needed a few pharmaceutical company products in order to be functional enough to have a fulfilling day.


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03 May 2021, 8:00 am

I hate the idea that a pill can make you ‘normal’ and all that is, social norm!



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03 May 2021, 8:12 am

Technic1 wrote:
I hate that their trying to medicate us!
Uhh ... dude?

That is their JOB!  If you do not want to take their medicine, then do you do not have to.

What kind of funeral do you want?

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03 May 2021, 8:14 am

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Garlic is 10x more powerful than antibiotics due to the presence of Allicin, but the pharmaceutical industry don't want people to know that because less money for the pharmaceutical...
But "the people" do know that, and yet "Big Pharma" has not bought out the town of Gilroy, California.

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03 May 2021, 10:04 pm

Technic1 wrote:
I hate that their trying to medicate us!


I don't think that profits have any place in health care. Corporations are modelled on psychopaths - if a lie can make money, it must be told. The ideal outcome is a patient addicted to expensive drugs that make them into a very long-lived, unprotesting vegetable.



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04 May 2021, 2:09 am

Technic1 wrote:
I hate that their trying to medicate us!

my problem with big drug companies is that they dont want cannabis legal.