The opioid crisis that has been brewing for years!

There are multiple reasons not to trust the medical community with the disastrous results they obtain using pharmaceuticals and outdated approaches.

As a matter of fact, not a single disease can be cured to western medicine, which makes me wondered why so many people still trust them.

They are not trained to improve health, they have no training in how to get the body well, they use tools that mask symptoms.

One obvious area of medicine that has failed for decades now is pain.

We are now dealing with an epidemic of opioid addiction.

In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to opioid pain relievers and healthcare providers began to prescribe them at greater rates.

Increased prescription of opioid medications led to widespread misuse of both prescription and non-prescription opioids before it became clear that these medications could indeed be highly addictive.

In 2017, HHS declared a public health emergency.

Devastating consequences of the opioid epidemic include increases in opioid misuse and related overdoses, as well as the rising incidence of newborns experiencing withdrawal syndrome due to opioid use and misuse during pregnancy.

Opioid overdoses accounted for more than 42,000 deaths in 2016, more than any previous year on record. An estimated 40% of opioid overdose deaths involved a prescription opioid.

Let’s take Vioxx (even though it is not an opioid) as an example of dishonest behavior from pharmaceutical companies.

Vioxx was withdrawn from the U.S. market in 2004.

The manufacturer of Vioxx has announced a voluntary withdrawal of the drug from the U.S. and worldwide market.

This withdrawal was due to safety concerns of an increased risk of cardiovascular events (including heart attack and stroke) in patients taking Vioxx.

Today, we know that Merck knew about this high risk, but did not care at all about the population. They kept using it until there was enough pressure on them to remove the drug from the market.

The same situation is going on with opioids. Pharma companies have known for years that they are addictive but did not care.

The only thing that matters is how much money is coming in their bank accounts.

A new study published in JAMA:

“Trends in Prices, Market Share, and Spending on Self-administered Disease-Modifying Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis in Medicare Part D”.

This study reveals how the price of treatments for a devastating disease quadrupled over the past decade.

Researchers found that multiple sclerosis patients who have Medicare Part D, government-funded health insurance that covers prescription drug costs, have seen their medication prices quadruple from 2006 to 2016.

The rise in drug prices has also translated to an increase in patients’ out-of-pocket expenses, which increased by seven times over that decade, from $372 a year to $2,673 a year.

This is crazy!

Every day I hear people telling me that they can’t afford their medications anymore or they can’t pay for health coverage, because the premiums have been increasing dramatically.

It is ironic to me that people would spend much less money with a holistic doctor or naturopath than a medical doctor and they will actually get better!

The reason is very simple: we look for the source of the pain (or problem) and fix it.

You have no idea how many people I have helped over the years to address the root cause of the pain and help them to stop being dependent on opioids.

It is amazing when you eat the right food for your body.

It heals itself!

1 Peter 5:9-10 

“Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you”

God bless y’all 😊

Dr. Serge


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