REVEALED: Hospitals Prescribing DANGEROUS Drug!
Dear Living Well Daily Reader,
Reading to your grandchildren is just about as good as it can get.
And if you’re lucky enough to get to often, you’ve probably read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.
The moral of this classic children’s story? Things that seem simple can get out of control… FAST.
And nothing is truer when it comes to prescription drugs.
First, your doctor prescribes blood thinners for your heart. Then you’re suddenly taking statins for your high cholesterol. The next thing you know, you’re on an antidepressant for all of the side effects from these medications.
And before you know it, your medicine cabinet is starting to look like the shelf in a pharmacy!
Now, Big Pharma’s got the hospitals in on this drug scam too.
Because you could be leaving from a hospital stay with more than just a bill…
You could be put on one of the most dangerous drugs out there.
A new study has revealed that many ICU patients are being given proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) with almost no reason at all.
These drugs— like omeprazole, esomeprazole, and lansoprazole— can do far more damage than they’re worth.
If you’re a frequent reader of Living Well Daily, you know how I feel about these drugs.
Basically, nothing good can come from them.
Researchers at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City found that doctors have a hard time stopping a drug that another doctor started.
What does this mean?
While there are many ways this can happen, this study looked specifically at patients who showed up at the emergency room and were given PPIs.
And it found that most of these people who were given these drugs had no medical reason to be on the drugs long-term. In fact, most of them had never even taken them before they came through the hospital doors.
But once the ER docs put them on the medications, 45 percent of people were still prescribed them when they were transferred out of the ER and 27 percent were still taking them when they left the hospital.
The problem isn’t just that these patients were given drugs they didn’t need. It’s that they were given drugs that are downright risky.
Make sure you go over each prescription with your doctor. Don’t be afraid to ask why you’re on it, or to ask if you can quit it or try a natural solution instead.
P.S. Want a more natural way to ease your heartburn? Check out my mailbag answer right here.
Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND
Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.
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