Big pharma drugs are proven (scientifically) to wreck lives

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(NaturalHealth365) No one knows how many lives are lost or ruined because of the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs. But we can make an educated guess. Prescription drugs taken as indicated by hospitalized patients cause an admitted minimum of 106,000 deaths per year – according to a report published by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Since there is a well known tendency for liability to be denied and since this report focused only on those in the hospital, many think that this figure is the proverbial tip of the iceberg.

Can suppressed symptoms make you sick?

Why do pharmaceuticals make so many people sick? It’s because they see the symptom as the disease and try to extinguish the symptom – at any cost. Often, sadly, that cost is the patient’s life. A typical pattern homeopaths often see goes something like this:

A child develops eczema, perhaps after a vaccination or after being fed formula milk. The parent take the child to see a doctor who tells them to use a small amount of hydrocortisone cream (a steroid). It works, for a time, but when they stop applying the cream the rash returns.

Over time – they notice they may have to use more to get the same effect. Eventually, the child’s rash goes away and doesn’t return, but now she is diagnosed with mild asthma. This time she returns with two types of steroid inhaler.

Asthma is a much more potentially life threatening illness than eczema and so we can say the treatment has made the child sicker.

Better out than in

A couple of weeks ago, I explained that when symptoms move to a “deeper level” – it is a sign that they are being swept under the rug and suppressed. You may not have been told this, but if your child has a rash or a discharge, it is a sign that something is being thrown out of the body as a protective response. Being allowed to do this is an important part of building their natural immunity.

The mess created by Merck

What happens if a more serious symptom is suppressed? Recently Dr. David Graham, testified before the United States Senate in relation to Vioxx, a Merck product. He estimated that 88,000 to 139,000 American patients suffered from heart attacks as a side effect of the drug, between 30 and 40 percent of them died. In other words, 27,000 to 55,000 preventable deaths occurred.

Homeopathy does NO harm

Homeopathic remedies are natural, safe and non-toxic. No genuinely homeopathic remedy has ever been recalled in 200 years. The truth is homeopathy and other holistic medical modalities are not based on symptom suppression. They are based on finding out why the body needed to give you a symptom as a warning sign of some deeper dis-ease.

Hey Doc! The drugs aren’t working

Take a moment to think about someone you know who regularly takes a cocktail of prescribed or OTC drugs. What is their energy level like? How active are they mentally and physically? What is their mood like? (Does this sound right to you?)

Do they suffer from anxiety and depression? Have they lost their appetite for food or sexual intercourse? Are they symptom-free, but somehow lacking the joie de vivre (french for: “joy for life”) they used to have? Are they destined to be a long-term customer of big pharma, developing one illness after another?

Are you living in the matrix?

Homeopaths and holistic health practitioners work hard to empower their clients to return to health as swiftly as possible and get to a point where their services are happily no longer needed. How many of those who prescribe or recommend pharmaceuticals can say the same? Life is a choice – what pill will you choose?

About the author: For over 17 years, Mary Aspinwall has been a full time Registered Homeopath and is the founder of Mary offers a best selling range of homeopathy kits and you can read her blog at: In addition, Mary has created a free e-book, “Basic Guide to Homeopathy”. Click Here for a consultation with Mary Aspinwall.



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  • Christina Richmond

    Outstanding article Mary. You cover an issue that is very infrequently discussed and raise some wonderful points. Thank you!

  • Janelle Lear

    Great article! Gave up Rx drugs 12 years ago and have never looked back..feel and look better than I did prior to that time. 🙂

  • Sandy

    Thank you for this article. It is very difficult to find a good homeopath these days, so I am glad to see there is someone else to rely upon with knowledge of this.

    Along with Robert Scott Bell, I can now add Mary’s name to my list of references.

    Thank you.

  • Diane

    Millions of people are very ignorant!

  • Tony Zitzelberger

    Data from the U.S. National Poison Data System’s annual report, which tracked data from 57 U.S. poison centers and showed vitamin and mineral supplements caused zero deaths in 2010, while pharmaceuticals caused more than 1,100 of the total 1,366 reported fatalities
    The top categories associated with the largest number of fatalities were ALL medications, including analgesics, sedatives, hypnotics, cardiovascular drugs, opioid s, antidepressants, acetaminophen and anti psychotics
    Ironically, the FDA’s Draft Guidance on New Dietary Ingredients would require the supplement industry to prove the safety of natural ingredients that, in many cases, have been on the market and used safely for decades, using safety thresholds that are in excess of those required by pharmaceutical drugs — despite data showing supplements are far safer than drugs

  • Michelle

    My Grandma (110lbs) was on Singular for breathing and Omoxicillian for a root canal for two days when her face, leggs and feet sweeled up like a baby Elephant. She was in the hospital for two days with a host of other symptoms. The research I did showed sever side effects with these drugs. The pharmacist nor the family doctor would admit it. Thank God the doctor at the hospital was knowledgeable about Singular because he admitted this was the cause. I also think the omoxicillian caused issues but the doctor didnt think so.

  • Nurturechef

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  • suz

    After taking Seroquel for insomnia, my friend could sleep, but not walk and was groggy. Upon reading the numerous side effects, I understood the reason for her reactions. Advised the doctor of her problem who said you are not supposed to take the side effects literally and insisted that she continue taking the drug, as sleep was very important. Several hundred thousand people die a year of iatrogenic disease.

  • Philip Biggins

    When you start altering one’s chemical balance, especially with Man Made Pharmaceutical DRUGS, you are just asking for trouble! We were never designed with PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS in mind. Our Immune system, controlled by our subconscious mind, is THE #1 way to improve your health, period. After all, it does a marvelous job or taking care of your 50 TRILLION cells in the average human! AS YOU THINK, SO YOU ARE!!!! it IS that simple! Our “job” is to ensure that we supply the necessary components required for optimum health, like NATURAL foods and a POSITIVE mindset!

  • Helen

    Thank you so much a great article. We need to educate more people. You need to do your own research as well – cannot put your life in the doctor’s hands. The best cure for any disease is to practice PREVENTION.

  • Kathy

    I have watched family members suffer from the side effects of big pharma, and I am convinced, possibly had worse issues as a result. I refuse to use any prescription drug. There are a lot of very effective homeopathic remedies, plus if we live with an attitude of prevention of disease by eating a healthy clean diet, getting plenty of rest, exercising, and drinking plenty of clean water, blended with a deep spiritual connection with God, the creator of our bodies, then we do not have anything to fear. Making healthy decisions also means taking the time, and making the effort to be a healthy person has great benefits!! I feel better today than I have ever felt…med free!

  • Mary Aspinwall

    Thanks for all your wonderful comments. I can see I am singing to the choir here! I would really like to encourage all of you to start sharing your experiences with those that take Pharmaceutical drugs to try to redress the imbalance in the information they are getting from Pharma marketers’ astronomical budget.
    Wishing you all well,

    PS Don’t forget to send in your requests for topics you’d like me to cover.

  • Jacque

    I really do not have a doctor… his office has assigned the nurse to me. I only see her when I need to get my cholesterol checked and my annual physical for the volunteer work I do with Senior Companions. Also I allow her to give her opinion on my skin “tags” which she says are something else. I always test high for cholesterol and she does not even try any more to subscribe statins… she knows I will reject any suggestion for prescription drugs. I simply get their diagnosis, then go home and research a natural way to treat whatever it is that bothers me. I only see this doc’s office because my only ins is Medicare and I cannot afford a naturopath or holistic. I am quite healthy due to a diet with no red meat and dairy, & I eat a lot of blueberry, banana, pineapple, coconut milk; ‘healthy ingredient’ smooothies and lightly steamed veggies. I love salmon, too!

  • dj

    This is a very important issue to me. I have written various
    posts to different places about my experience but have felt
    like no one really cared. If I can do any good by telling this
    story then I feel rewarded. I had no major health issues but
    was having terrible foot pain. I went to a low-cost clinic
    (I had taken off from work because my husband had cancer) and
    was prescribed Gabapentin, a supposedly innocent anti-seizure
    drug. I guess it worked because I ended up with numbness in
    my feet which led to permanent damage (neuropathy). The other
    side effects were a severe outbreak of my pre-existing psoriasis
    (usually only a few patches but this time all over my body),
    hair loss, constipation, and unsteadiness to name the worst.
    No one would tell me to stop the medication and in fact, said
    to up the dosage! I was taking no other meds–not even
    vitamins. I believe this drug depleted me of certain vitamins.
    Anyway, it happened. The permanence of the neuropathy and also
    edema cost me my job (I was a waitress). Believe me, I am
    happy to be alive but would like to warn people to be careful
    of pharmaceuticals. I am not taking anything now, except a
    NSAID now and then. Again, I just hope I can warn people to
    be careful. Some drugs are definitely necessary but others
    can be dangerous.

  • PLA

    my hubby has an issue call hyPOglycemia. he recently had a bout where his bloodsugar level spiked at 822 and had to be hospitalized, he was told he is now diabetic, and was put on 2 cycles of insulin via injection devices once he left the hospital. shortly after taking these 2 cycles (once at night for 24hr coverage and 2 times during the day) he presented with heart palpitations several times and went to the emergency room scared out of his wits. i tried to tell him he was taking too much but he wouldnt listen and i told him the last time he went to the doctor with the heart palpitation to not let them talk him into taking any more meds and to tell them what he was taking. well guess what…they tried to put him on another med for the palpitations failing my hopes of realizing that he was suffering side affects from the insulin. i finally convinced him to tell his doc to lower his dosage or take him off because after he stopped taking the insulin and changed his diet, his blood sugar stabilized. the doctors just never consider the spike was just that…a spike because of the diet. well, he stopped eating all the sugary stuff and guess what…he’s back to normal. they dont give the body a chance to correct itself which in most cases it should happen.

  • Mary Aspinwall

    Hi dj
    Thanks for sharing your story. I would encourage anyone who has suffered severe side effects from any pharmaceutical drugs to check if there is a class action law suit they can join.
    The only way to change the behavior of these companies is to make them pay enormous compensation, so that their way of doing business ceases to be profitable.
    In the case of Gabapentin 47 lawyers are working with people who were prescribed it for off-label use (as dj’s was) and also helping those with severe side effects to have their day in court.
    Info here:
    Best of luck to all who are suffering,

  • Mary Aspinwall

    Last week we talked about the dangers of placing your trust in suppressive pharmaceutical treatments and today, as I write to you, GlaxoSmithKline LLC has just been fined the largest amount ever for health care fraud – $3 billion. GSK had pleaded guilty to promoting two widely-used drugs for unapproved uses (off-label) and failing to disclose important safety information on a third drug. Their “marketing” included providing doctors with expensive resort vacations, hunting trips in Europe, highly-paid speaking tours and Madonna concert tickets. A $3 billion fine would mean bankruptcy for most companies, but last year GSK posted post-tax earnings of $8.32 billion.Their profits are so high that they are almost above censure. It is up to the public to vote with their feet and walk away.