Facts About Prescription Drugs

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) reports that from 1999 to 2004, unintentional  poisoning deaths from prescription drugs, sleeping pills, antidepressants, and tranquilizers grew 84 percent to 20, 950 deaths, overtaking cocaine and heroin combined as the leading cause of lethal overdose.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1998, a report found that prescription drugs kill about 106,000 Americans each year-that’s three times as many as are killed by automobiles-making prescription drugs death the fourth leading killer after heart disease, cancer and stroke.

In 2005 over 2.1 million teens abused prescriptions.  Many teens falsely believe the myth that these drugs provide a medically safe high.


For those patients currently taking prescription drugs, at a minimum be aware of the risks and side effects.  You can reference one of the following websites to research more about their risks.  www.PDR.net or www.Drugs.com.

New Study Shows Exercises and Chiropractic Care Beat Drugs for Neck Pain

According to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and funded by the National Institutes of Health, medication is not the best option for treating neck pain.  Find a qualified Chiropractor to help manage the root cause of many musculoskeletal health problems that lead to frequent medication consumption.


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