Disgusting! Big Pharma Scamming Dying Patients
If you were on your deathbed, would you plan a vacation to take the following year?
Or schedule your next yearly check-up?
Then why on Earth are so many dying patients being given long-term, disease-preventing drugs?
Countless patients… including someone you may know and love… are being loaded up with drugs that can’t help them, just days and weeks before their deaths.
It’s a scam that’s making the drug companies a fortune. And it’s destroying patients’ quality of life during their precious final days.
According to a study recently published in The American Journal of Medicine, dying patients are frequently given unnecessary drugs, meaning meds whose benefit can’t possibly be achieved in the little time these patients have left.
I’m talking about stuff that takes months or even years to have an effect.
To determine this, the researchers studied more than 500,000 people over 65 who died between 2007 and 2013. A closer look at their records showed that…
- Nearly 50 percent were given anti-platelet drugs to prevent blood clots
- 41 percent were taking beta-blockers
- 21 percent were taking ACE inhibitors
- 17 percent were taking vasodilators
- 16 percent were taking cholesterol-lowering drugs such as statins.
Statins? For someone with incurable cancer? Are you KIDDING me?
This is just a partial list. And it’s disgusting.
I would argue against the benefit of taking many of these drugs, even when you’re not on the brink of death.
But it’s absolutely asinine for a doctor to prescribe a drug that’s supposed to have long-term effects (i.e. lowering your cholesterol to prevent a heart attack) when your time’s almost up.
You’re saddling these folks with all the side effects for no upside whatsoever.
So why is it happening? Big Pharma has mainstream doctors scared to death to take patients off these meds, warning that all sorts of terrible things could happen.
So docs are covering their butts while the drug companies make a fortune. Quite a racket, right?
The researchers ended with a recommendation for docs to stick with “clinical guidelines.”
I recommend just a little common sense.
If someone you care about is terminally ill, it’s time for a conversation with his or her doctor about which drugs are enhancing quality of life… and which can be tossed.
Let’s start putting decency ahead of Big Pharma’s bottom line.
To a brighter day,
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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