Right, why have to take a drug for the rest of your life? The pharmaceutical world creates many drugs to improve the “result” (not the cause) of the problem. The cartoon kind of nails it.
Although I was born in 1959, my memories of childhood began in 1964. During these years, the “establishment” was constantly under fire. The war in Vietnam had begun nine years earlier. The “hippies” rebelled against traditional standards and values. A cultural revolution was underway attempting to change our thinking and our actions.
During this time,the major health care problems in the United States were heart disease, cancer and stroke. With all our technology and medical advancements over the last fifty plus years these three conditions have remained the top three health threats to our population. In addition to these, we have added: (1) diabetes, (2) anxiety/depression, (3) obesity, (4) autism, (5) gluten sensitivities/celiac disease and (6) peanut allergies
If the top three causes of death from the 1960’s continues to remain the top three causes of death today, can we claim our health care system and the technology used to develop pharmaceutical drugs have effectively battled these diseases?
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