The drug czar Richard Gil Kerlikowske of the United States Office of National Drug Control policy, recently went on record by deflecting blame by pharmaceutical companies for drug addiction and over dose deaths and instead placing the blame solely on the parents.
Dear drug czar. Maybe you can answer these questions, if you really blame the parents?
How many millions of dollars are required to get a highly addictive drug FDA approved?
How many drugs show up in the pharmacy that are not FDA approved?
How do pharmaceutical drugs get to the pharmacy?
How many times have you heard the drugs side effect is more beneficial than what it was created for?
Drugs like viagra were not meant for erectile disfunction, but as a heart medication. The same for rogaine for hair growth, etc...
Is it possible that highly addictive drugs masqueraded as LIFE SAVING pharmaceuticals, but the SECRETLY KNOWN use was for very different reasons and the another secretly known side effect is to get people ADDICTED.
We now know that tobacco industry knew about addiction and increased levels of nicotine to keep people addicted. They also knew about the continued use causing cancer and painful deaths.
How many people will need to die of prescription drugs before our government puts an end to this?
The problem of prescription drugs might be blamed on parents, but not for the same reasons people think. (Read Dr. Sober's blog on what the parents are really to blame for.)
The real problem is thinking that pharmaceutical companies who spend billions to addict you are not to blame.
Another addiction people have:
Think of petrol / gas for your auto. The monopoly addiction is when you can't get from point A to point B without buying gas for your automobile. Can't the governments change to a different fuel that we are not so addicted to?
This is the same reason that pharmaceutical companies can't possibly be blamed.
They give to much money in their lobbying efforts to the politicians in government.
Another example is when you watched me on NBC today with my anti drug message, some of the commercials shown at the break were for pharmaceutical prescription drugs. Does NBC have any ethics at all?
The correction of prescription drugs starts when politicians and media stop taking blood money from pharmaceutical companies that addict and kill people by the millions.
A Sober Companion might be the answer to saving your childrens lives, if you don't really think the medicine cabinet is to blame.