General Nutrition & Health Information


• It is estimated that drug companies spend more than $57.5 billion a year marketing to physicians

• During the past 50 years drug costs have skyrocketed at a rate five times inflation

• Oral medications to treat type 2 diabetes do not alter the long-term development of the disease

• It is estimated that 70% of patients with chronic daily headaches suffer from drug-induced headaches

• Drugs like Paxil, Zoloft, and Prozac contribute to obesity , but weight gain is not listed as a common side effect of these drugs

• Aspirin, ibuprofen, and other non-steroidal drugs used for arthritis lead to joint destruction

• 5 billion prescriptions were filled last year in the United States

• Almost half of all working Americans either have a serious chronic disease or are in poor health

• According to the World Health Organization, the U.S. is 24th in terms of life expectancy

Thanks to Michael T. Murray N.D.
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