prescription drug deaths

Can America Health Thyself? Cover

03 Feb: Can America Health Thyself? [Infographic]

[one_full last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][fusion_text]Americans who do not practice or affiliate with any religion is growing—and rapidly. At the same time, Americans are more medicated than ever before and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Normal and prescribed drug use is ok and can help people with afflictions in many ways. However, substance abuse is on the rise. Clergy are taking note at America’s need to depend on Christ for healing and research has shown that those who regularly attend religious services are much more inclined to use prescription drugs safely, as they were intended to be used. The cost of substance abuse…

Celebrity Drug Overdoses

03 Jul: Celebrity Drug Overdoses [Infographic]

Celebrities Who Have Died from Drug Overdoses Prescription drug abuse is a serious and growing problem in America. Prescription drugs are easy to get addicted to and terribly hard to get over. In the United States, almost 290 people overdose on prescription drugs everyday. A drug overdose doesn’t always result in death, but it can still cause serious health problems and eventually lead you to your deathbed. These celebrity overdoses, whether accidental or not, is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. Below is a list of celebrities who have died from drug overdoses. The infographic below shows just a few of those whose lives have ended early due to a prescription drug overdose. Also check out: 12 Accidental…

19 Sep: Drug side effects are becoming more deadly; spread the word

According to the reports side effects from medications nearly tripled from 1998 to 2005, per an analysis of new drug data. The number of deaths and serious injuries from prescription and over-the-counter drugs has risen from 34,966 to 89,842 during the period; the number of deaths from prescription drugs rose from 5,519 to 15,107. These facts are truly revolting — which means maybe it’s time to revolt! Here’s an idea for fighting back provided by U.S.PIRG. When companies don’t tell us the whole truth about the clinical studies they conduct, doctors and patients are left in the dark about a drug’s risks. Please write a letter to the editor and urge drug companies to tell us the whole truth about…