Side Effects: Why drugs Are Poision Essay

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When you feel sick, overly worried, or just can not sleep what do? You go to see your doctor, right? After a normally long wait in the office you are finally seen. You go over your symptoms with your doctor and he checks you for signs of whatever might be the cause of your problem and gives you some medication(s) to take. A very standard depiction of Western Medicine would you not say? The depiction has became the normal way we conduct our lives when it comes to any sickness. However the medications that are prescribed seem to have more and more side effects. The side effects of medications are normally more problematic then what they are curing. Is the "cure" worth the risk that we take when it comes to the medication we use?…show more content…
The Citizens Commission on Human Rights says "Psychotropic drugs are increasingly being exposed as chemical toxins with the power to kill. Psychiatrists claim their drugs save lives, but according to their own studies, psychotropic drugs can double the risk of suicide. And long-term use has been proven to create a lifetime of physical and mental damage, a fact ignored by psychiatrists.(Citizens Commission on Human rights International 6). As it has been stated studies show that the side effects are more dangerous then the so called cure. Now the this begs the question why would medical professional give out pills of death? Through my research I have found, that the companies that make the drugs to cure most aliments, will make X billion dollars off the launch of a new drug no matter what the side effects are, however, when word gets out that the side effects are lethal the companies only have to be X million dollars in settlements. The profit made from a business deal like this is exponential. The cycle of new medication and side effect are seeming never ending. To add to the problem "Medications for everything from depression and anxiety to ADHD and insomnia are being prescribed in alarming numbers across the country, but the “cure” is often worse than the original problem."(Breggin 2008) according to "Medication Madness: The Role of Psychiatric Drugs in Cases of Violence, Suicide and

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