My father recently went to the doctor and found out that his cholesterol was at 315. Automatically the doctor prescribed him ZOCOR- Are you kidding me? Plus my father had recently injured his knee and was taking medication for it that made him shaky (Give him a coke and he’ll be awake for 3 days straight) so this same doctor prescribed him ZOLOFT as well because that was a sign of depression. WHAT?! Also the doctor prescribed my Step-mother PREDNESONE (I’m not sure if that is the correct spelling) and she was allergic to it and had a psychotic episode- she thought she was GOD! When my father called the doctor about it the doctor told him that it was a mental disorder and not the medication.
HA,HA,HA! Needless to say she spent the next few days in the psych ward at the hospital where they did blood work and found out that it was the medicine. Shes fine now but it took about a month to get out of her system. Here is my point- I think that it is an outrage tht a doctor can prescribe whatever whenever they want. We all know that they get a kick back for these prescriptions. Unless they are apart of that “NO FREE LUNCHES” group. Its like going to a nutrition store and them giving you the stuff they make the most commission on and not the best product. There should be an agency of some kind that they have to get approval through before prescribing something. We all hear about the debate on malpractice suits. I dont think that there would be as many if prescription were being regulated. Well of course I got my father off of that crap and back to the naturals and now his cholesterol is below 200 and feels better than he has in years! Though it may not be completely the doctors faul. A lot of the time they dont learn about natural products, the hospital or whoever just gives them the info on new medications. Plus you cant pattent natural substances so they cant make money on them, thats why they’ll spend a billion dollars to research a medication that has saved 10 people but wont spend a dime to research a natural substance that has saved 10,000 people. If I am wrong- let me know-or if you agree-or if you have other info.