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The Most Prescribed Medications

Between 2014 and 2015 there were 21 million prescriptions written for the cholesterol lowering medication Crestor in the U.S. alone. It easily topped a CNN list of the most frequently prescribed brand name drugs.

The top 10 brand name drugs alone accounted for over 115 million prescriptions in 2014 and 2015. These big name pharmaceuticals are household names due in large part to the efforts of the Big Pharma juggernaut. The United States is 1 of only 2 countries where drug advertisements are allowed on TV. This practice is widely prohibited elsewhere to protect the consumer from the depredations and manipulations of a profit driven allopathic medical establishment.

So why has the FDA failed to protect the public from the manipulative marketing efforts of the pharmaceutical giants? The answer is the FDA is the drug manufacturers’ lapdog and has no interest in curtailing the predatory activities of Big Pharma. Far from being a vigilant watchdog and champion of the people, the FDA shares close ties with the very industry they regulate. In an analysis of 55 former FDA medical reviewers, 15 subsequently took jobs with the biopharmaceutical industry.

The confluence of Big Pharma money and FDA laxity has cut a swath of death, disability and illness across the U.S. The opioid addiction epidemic is a scourge that shows no sign of abating, while medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S.

The best approach is to optimize your health and disregard all marketing driven medical advice. Adopting a sound nutrition plan is a crucial first step and high intensity interval training (HIIT) can promote longevity and is less time consuming than more traditional fitness programs.
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