“I wouldn’t say that most drugs don’t work. I would say that most drugs work in 30 to 50 per cent of people”. Allen Roses, worldwide vice-president of genetics at GlaxoSmithKline.
Dr Roses continues:“This goes against a marketing culture within the industry that has relied on selling as many drugs as possible to the widest number of patients ‑ a culture that has made GSK one of the most profitable pharmaceuticals companies, but which has also meant that most of its drugs are at best useless, and even possibly dangerous, for many patients.
Doctors treating patients routinely applied the trial-and-error approach which says that if one drug does not work there is always another one. “I think everybody has it in their experience that multiple drugs have been used for their headache or multiple drugs have been used for their backache or whatever.”
You have 3 choices:
- Suffer with aches and pains, for years and just ignore them, until it becomes a crisis and then be surprised when the condition develops into a serious chronic disease and requires treatment with chronic medication.
Chronic illness will result in:
- more expense to treat those illnesses
- chronic medication and its potentially harmful side-effects
- more time spent at doctors’ rooms
- more time off work
- the threat of losing your job
- less quality recreational time
- an even shorter lifespan.
2.Take the chance that ill health only happens to other people
3. Participate actively in your health and wellbeing, because this will:
- minimize your need for drugs
- lead to a long, healthy life
- avert the impact on your life of the effects, listed in point 1 above.
1 minute health tip: In the short term, a quick fix satisfies the psyche. But in the long term, it causes misery!
If you want to become an active participant in your health, so that you can have increased vitality, energy, happiness, improved family life and relationships with friends, consider this an invitation to get in touch.