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Old March 25th, 2009, 12:50 PM   #1
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FDA and drug company conspiracy

What are your thoughts on the issue of drug companies and the FDA benefiting financially from one another, while still allowing deadly and harmful drugs into the market. Which has led to the fact that more people have died from prescription drugs than illegal ones.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 12:58 PM   #2
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Which has led to the fact that more people have died from prescription drugs than illegal ones.
Taking too many of a prescribed drug is not he fault of the FDA and/or drug company's. Just because someone takes 12 Ritalin dosent lay responsibility on the maker of the drug. Personal responsibility is a major factor leading into the decline of our country.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 02:29 PM   #3
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What are your thoughts on the issue of drug companies and the FDA benefiting financially from one another, while still allowing deadly and harmful drugs into the market. Which has led to the fact that more people have died from prescription drugs than illegal ones.
Without supporting evidence or even a bit of statistics from a trusted source, I'd say that my opinion is; you just made that up.

More people may have died ON prescription drugs, as would be expected, given that A: sick people die, and B: sick people take prescription drugs, yet that same arguement could be said for many other things (ie the lethal long term effects of water, with a 100% fatality rate for anyone who's ever ingested water). However, this isn't the same as dying FROM prescription drugs.

Illegal drugs also include prescription drugs that are taken against the printed label... did you take that into account in your statement? This includes taking someone elses prescription, overdosing, or even taking certain pills with alcohol.

Nearly any drug can be fatal if taken improperly. This can also include taking drugs which have a reactive effect with each other, in which case, you can blame the pharmacist or the prescribing doctor, but not the drug manufacturer or the FDA.

Please though, I'd like to hear your views once you link some real sources.

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Old March 26th, 2009, 06:24 AM   #4
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people who use prescription drugs are just government sponsored junkies. another government endorsed racket, imagine that....
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