Just when you thought it was safe....

Written By Chiropractic Health and Wellness on July 29, 2009

Just when you thought it was safe.

Just When You Thought It Was Safe

Some of you may have heard the latest news about drugs containing Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol and literally hundreds of other products. A panel of doctors who advise the FDA have recommended a significant reduction in the allowable daily dosage of these medications. Why? Because these drugs are the leading cause of liver failure in the US and are responsible for sending 56,000 people to the hospital each year. Of those people at least 200 die every year. For years I have told my staff that chiropractic saves lives by getting people off drugs and improving the functioning of their nervous systems. This is just one very stark reminder of that fact.

This is just one drug. Think of the hundreds, even thousands, of other drugs that have equally, if not greater, potential for harm. Unfortunately, because these drugs net billions per year, and the FDA is strongly influenced by the pharmaceutical lobby, they will likely continue on the market. What is the FDA doing? They are simply reducing the maximum dosage from 1000mg to a lower amount. This is a rather sad and pathetic effort on their part to protect the public from significant potential harm. I thought you should know about this. By the way, the other popular choice for people in pain is the NSAID drugs like ibuprofen, aspirin, Ascriptin, Aleve, etc. These drugs cause tens of thousands of deaths each year due to stomach ulcers that perforate and cause people to bleed to death internally- also not a good way to go.

I think we can do better, and I think you can do better. To read the full story, click here.

 

Yours in Health,

Tim Fargo, D.C.