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"Medical therapy of a symptom such as angina is not simply the prescription of a pharmaceutical. It is a treatment act of far greater dimension. The attitude of the physician will color the attitude of the patient and prejudice the effectiveness of the treatment act. We have compelling data to that effect in rheumatology, in the treatment of painful joints. If the attitude the physician projects emphasizes concerns about toxicities or ineffectiveness, the patient is less likely to be on the prescribed agent for long."
- Nortin M. Hadler MD, Worried Sick: A prescription for Health in an Overtreated America (Get the book.)

"Most are looking at surrogate outcomes to generate the data upon which the fda bases the decision to license the product for sale as a prescription pharmaceutical. There were nagging doubts even in the diabetes research and treatment community until 1998, when those doubts were largely laid to rest. I still have doubts. In 1998 the results of the uk Prospective Diabetes Study (ukpds) were published in Lancet. The stated intent of the study was to determine whether im- proved blood glucose control did more than manage surrogate measures."

- Nortin M. Hadler MD, Worried Sick: A prescription for Health in an Overtreated America (Get the book.)

"So, by suggesting that "noncompliance can be homeostatic," I am acknowledging those circumstances where the advice is unfounded or the prescription unhelpful. Now you know why I won't let any well-meaning colleague check my blood cholesterol or any other lipid level. Now you know why I want to endow those of you who are still well with the sophistication to be the keepers of your own wellness. It's a minefield out there. The Metabolic Syndrome The hypothesis that cholesterol and various lipids are atherogenic ?predisposing to plaques in our arteries and thereby to heart attacks and stroke ?"

- Nortin M. Hadler MD, Worried Sick: A prescription for Health in an Overtreated America (Get the book.)

"He believes he can help turn these people around by getting them to a doctor for a simple diagnosis and a prescription for daily meds. He has sent forty-seven people to the Iowa City clinic of Dr. Frank Gersh, he said, and forty-six have come back with a diagnosis. "Dr. Gersh tells me I have a knack for finding them." Dr. Gersh also probably appreciates the business. One of the people Hurley sent to the psychologist's clinic was his second wife, who works as a principal in an elementary school."
- Melody Petersen, Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on prescription Drugs (Get the book.)

"Over the weeks I spent in Iowa, I found prescription drug advertisements on scoreboards at a golf tournament, in bass fishing magazines, and in the small weekly newspaper of my hometown, population 810. The marketers' announcements came over the radio, the television, and the loudspeaker in a drugstore in Des Moines. Even if Iowans turned off their television sets and threw away their magazines, the pharmaceutical companies had ways of reaching them. I found the medicine promoters at the mall, on college campuses, and sitting on the board of a local chapter of the American Heart Association."

- Melody Petersen, Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on prescription Drugs (Get the book.)

"Americans seem wedded to their medicalization, consuming enormous quantities of over-the-counter and prescription analgesics (Turk 2002). My therapeutic posture is consonant with the recommendations of a European task force (Pendleton et al. 2000)."
- Nortin M. Hadler MD, Worried Sick: A prescription for Health in an Overtreated America (Get the book.)

"In the end, be respectful of the power of prescription medications, both to heal and to harm. By educating yourself about possible nutrient depletions, side effects, and drug interactions, you will be in the best position possible to take advantage of the positive effects of your medications. And by supplementing accordingly, beyond just the level of the depletions, you are giving yourself a chance for true healing and optimal health. You deserve it. Resources For updates and additional resources, check out www.drcass.com. You can also email me at www.drcass.com."
- Hyla Cass, M.D., Supplement Your Prescription: What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutrition (Get the book.)

"See IMS National Sales Perspectives, Jan. 2006. Gross domestic product in 2005 in U.S. dollars for Argentina ($172.1 billion) and Peru ($72.9 billion) is from World Economic Outlook Database, Apr. 2005. Accessed from International Monetary Fund website (imf.org) in Apr. 2006. Year 2004 consumer spending figures are from U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis "Table 2.4.5U. Personal Consumption Expenditures by Type of Product." In 2004, Americans spent $227.2 billion on gasoline and other motor fuel, $200 billion on "meals at limited service eating places," $ 117."
- Melody Petersen, Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on prescription Drugs (Get the book.)

"With Concerta, I see Matt. Not his ADHD," said the tagline in an ad featuring a freckle-faced, grinning kid in Parade magazine in 2005. The ad promoted the pill as an academic booster, claiming it would improve math scores by "up to one full grade." In tiny print on the next page was a long list of warnings about Concerta's dangers, including that it could "lead to dependence." That danger of dependence had already become real for tens of thousands of young Americans."

- Melody Petersen, Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on prescription Drugs (Get the book.)

"They do not produce the kind of dramatic, immediate results we expect from prescription drugs. Basically, herbs are balancers that work with the body to help it heal and regulate itself. They work better together than they do singly because the effect of one herb is usually supported and reinforced when combined with others. While most herbs aren't likely to be harmful, keep in mind that "natural" isn't a synonym for "safe." Like synthetic drugs, herbal preparations may be toxic, cause allergic reactions, or affect your response to other medications."
- Phyllis A. Balch, CNC, Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 4th Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements (Get the book.)

"Anyone who takes prescription anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medication or who uses over-the-counter painkillers regularly should consult a health care provider before using ginkgo biloba, as the combination may result in internal bleeding. Glutathione Glutathione is a protein that is produced in the liver from the amino acids cysteine, glutamic acid, and glycine. It is a powerful antioxidant that inhibits the formation of, and protects against cellular damage from, free radicals."

- Phyllis A. Balch, CNC, Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 4th Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements (Get the book.)

"Let's say you're taking a couple of prescription drugs . . . you add a few herbs and a dose or two of Tylenol here and there . . . and, of course, your nightly beer or glass of red wine (or two). You're playing a danger- 153 ous game with your health—a game that has killed some well-known people. Remember Anna Nicole Smith? Hers is far from the only example where young, generally healthy people—who didn't think that the combination of chemicals they were consuming would hurt them?ended up in the hospital or dead. Your body is an amazing machine, and it can bounce back from a lot of abuse."
- Hyla Cass, Supplement Your Prescription: What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutrition (Get the book.)

"Anyone who takes prescription medication for depression should discuss necessary dietary restrictions with his or her physician. Valine Valine, an essential amino acid, has a stimulant effect. It is needed for muscle metabolism, tissue repair, and the maintenance of a proper nitrogen balance in the body. Valine is found in high concentrations in muscle tissue. It is one of the branched-chain amino acids, which means that it can be used as an energy source by muscle tissue."
- Phyllis A. Balch, CNC, Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 4th Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements (Get the book.)

"This figure is dwarfed by other estimates of the overall damage done by prescription drugs outside of hospitals: in 2003, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 1.7 million emergency room visits attributable to adverse effects of medical treatments (including drugs) and surgical treatments. More than a dozen drugs that were given the FDA's stamp of approval then turned out to have dangers that led to their withdrawal."
- Hyla Cass, Supplement Your Prescription: What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutrition (Get the book.)

"Many people who are depleted due to prescription drugs may think their mounting health problems are just part of aging. The consequences of drug-induced nutrient depletion can lead to the use of more and more medications—which only makes the matter worse. Couple this with the same standard American dietary and lifestyle choices that can cause the chronic conditions that create the need for drugs in the first place, and you have a potent combination of factors that can make your medications a very real detriment to your health."

- Hyla Cass, M.D., Supplement Your Prescription: What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutrition (Get the book.)

"He believed there was: "we may be on the brink of the exponential growth phase of direct-to-the-consumer promotion of prescription products." To many of the younger ad execs in the room that day, Hayes's speech was nothing short of visionary. But visions, just like magic, are a transient phenomenon, and things that fire the imagination of the young often go bump in the night for those who have been around a while. Up on Capitol Hill, Hayes's vision quickly warped into the latter."
- Greg Critser, Generation Rx: How prescription Drugs are Altering American Lives, Minds, and Bodies (Get the book.)

"As Bob Allnutt put it, "For the first time, the FDA chief had legitimate cover to put the heat on reviewers for at least a discussion on why an NDA was not moving forward." The prescription Drug User Fee Act, or PDUFA, passed in 1992 with relatively little public debate. Its impact was swift and dramatic and generally considered positive. There were, however, some fairly gaping holes in the legislation, and they soon set a number of serious insiders to worrying."

- Greg Critser, Generation Rx: How prescription Drugs are Altering American Lives, Minds, and Bodies (Get the book.)

"Some of Waxman's earliest supporters were older, less affluent Westsiders who were constantly kvetching to him about the price of prescription drugs. "There was no way that Henry was going to give the industry seven more years of protected profits," says Bill Corr, then head of Waxman's committee staff. "The more we looked at Engman's so-called studies, the more we saw something else. For their most profitable drugs, the brand-name companies had actually received a substantial — sometimes lengthy — period of monopoly patent protection."

- Greg Critser, Generation Rx: How prescription Drugs are Altering American Lives, Minds, and Bodies (Get the book.)

"National spending on prescription drugs, mainly via the Medicare law, will cost us trillions over the next decade; closer to home, pills are becoming the defining medical issue, perhaps more important than a doctor's visit or your next CAT scan. Their cost can break a senior's retirement fund — or send him running to the border for relief, not something most of our parents ever envisioned as part of their golden years. Lastly comes government, for with the rise of pharmaceutical financial power has come a rise in its political clout. Its main tools are money, media power, and lobbying."

- Greg Critser, Generation Rx: How prescription Drugs are Altering American Lives, Minds, and Bodies (Get the book.)

"Stop Depression Now: SAM-e, The Breakthrough Supplement that Works as Well as prescription Drugs. New York, NY: Berkley Trade, 2000. Cass, Hyla, M.D., and Kathleen Barnes. 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2004. Cass, Hyla, M.D., and Patrick Holford. Natural Highs: Feel Good All the Time. New York, NY, Penguin Group, 2002. Glenmullen, Joseph, M.D. The Antidepressant Solution: A Step-by-Step Guide to Safely Overcoming Antidepressant Withdrawal, Dependence, and Addiction. New York, NY: Free Press, 2006. Glenmullen, Joseph, M.D."
- Hyla Cass, Supplement Your Prescription: What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutrition (Get the book.)

"Pharmaceutical drugs can be bought without a physician's prescription. Other steps taken include improving marketing practices for live poultry, increasing surveillance, and requiring better sanitation on farms. Culling of diseased birds is mandatory in Hong Kong and farmers are compensated appropriately. Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia, all poorer and larger than Hong Kong, are not as progressive. They argue over culling practices. Impoverished subsistence farmers are reluctant to report sick birds and often eat birds that die."
- J. E. Williams, Beating the Flu: The Natural prescription for Surviving Pandemic Influenza and Bird Flu (Get the book.)

"Anti-Flu prescription 5: Healing and Recovery • Multivitamin/mineral supplement: take a broad range of pure nutrients without iron in divided dosages with each meal. • Astragalus: for lingering fatigue and lassitude, take 500 mg of astragalus three times daily or make astragalus root tea. • Ginseng: For people older than age 50 with severe fatigue and loss of motivation, take 250 mg of ginseng extract daily. • Bupleurum: For lingering couch and shortness of breath, take the Chinese herbal formula Minor Bupleurum Decoction/xiao chai hu tanc."

- J. E. Williams, Beating the Flu: The Natural prescription for Surviving Pandemic Influenza and Bird Flu (Get the book.)

"You can purchase a nebulizer without a prescription, but since it creates a fine mist, medications must come in liquid form so they can mix easily in water and then be pumped through the device. Your doctor can prescribe medications or have a compounding pharmacy prepare natural substances in liquid form. These include beta-glucan and glutathione. I've previously discussed beta-glucan in detail, so I will talk about glutathione in this section."

- J. E. Williams, Beating the Flu: The Natural prescription for Surviving Pandemic Influenza and Bird Flu (Get the book.)

"Since these are safe medications without adverse effects, start Anti-Flu prescription 2: Early Treatment • Garlic: • Elderberry: • Echinacea tincture: 250 MG TWICE DAILY 700 MG TWICE DAILY 1 TEASPOON THREE TIMES DAILY IN WATER • Oscillococcinum: AS DIRECTED ON INSTRUCTIONS early and continue for several weeks or even months. If your symptoms clear in a week to ten days, most likely you only had a cold or ordinary flu, and can discontinue taking them. If you've been infected by pandemic influenza, you have to treat it aggressively and immediately."

- J. E. Williams, Beating the Flu: The Natural prescription for Surviving Pandemic Influenza and Bird Flu (Get the book.)

"DOSAGE & USAGE INFORMATION How to take: Oral inhaler—Follow instructions that come with your prescription or take as directed by your doctor. If you don't understand the instructions or have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Most effective if taken regularly. More effective if taken with a spacer. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist. Continued next column OVERDOSE SYMPTOMS: None expected. WHAT TO DO: Overdose unlikely to threaten life. If person takes much larger amount than prescribed, call doctor, poison center 1-800-222-1222 or hospital emergency room for instructions."
- H. Winter Griffith, M.D., Complete Guide to prescription and Nonprescription Drugs 2005 (Get the book.)

"Kemstro Lioresal basic information Habit forming? No prescription needed? Yes Available as generic? Yes Drug class: Muscle relaxant for multiple sclerosis Relieves spasms, cramps and spasticity of muscles caused by medical problems, including multiple sclerosis and spine injuries. Reduces number and severity of trigeminal neuralgia attacks. dosage & usage information How to take: • Tablet—Swallow with liquid or food to lessen stomach irritation. • Oral disintegrating tablets—Dissolves in the mouth. When to take: 3 or 4 times daily as directed."

- H. Winter Griffith, M.D., Complete Guide to prescription and Nonprescription Drugs 2005 (Get the book.)

"Use the table below to determine which supplements you counter drugs, including alcohol and caffeine. Substance Depleted Nutrients Allopurinol (Zyloprim) Iron. Antacids B-complex vitamins; calcium; phosphate; vitamins A and D. Antibiotics, general (See also isoniazid, B-complex vitamins; penicillin, sulfa drugs, and trimethoprim) vitamin K; "friendly" bacteria Antihistamines Vitamin C. Aspirin B-complex vitamins; calcium; folic acid; iron; potassium; vitamins A and C. Barbiturates Vitamin C. Beta-blockers Choline; chromium; pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)."
- Phyllis A. Balch, CNC, Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 4th Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements (Get the book.)

"Habit forming? No prescription needed? No Available as generic? Yes Drug class: Antiacne (topical) • Treatment for acne. • Treats pressure sores. dosage & usage information How to use: Cream, gel, pads, sticks, lotion, cleansing bar or facial mask—Wash affected area with plain soap and water. Dry gently with towel. Rub medicine into affected areas. Keep away from eyes, nose, mouth. Wash hands after using. When to use: Apply 1 or more times daily. If you have a fair complexion, start with single application at bedtime. If you forget an application: Use as soon as you remember."
- H. Winter Griffith, M.D., Complete Guide to prescription and Nonprescription Drugs 2005 (Get the book.)

"Spending for U.S. prescription drugs was 188.5 billion dollars in 2004, a 450% increase since 1990.3 Unbelievably, it is projected that in 2015, prescription drug spending will exceed 446.2 billion dollars. We spend more money on health care than any other country. Are we healthier for this increased use in prescription medications? The answer is no. In almost every health parameter measured, the United States lags behind other western countries."
- David Brownstein M.D., Drugs That Don't Work and Natural Therapies That Do (Get the book.)

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