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Posted on 06-15-2012

Good morning folks!

Every watched those drug ads on TV and be taken aback by the list of side effects?  Did you know they are only required to list the MOST COMMON ones!  When they direct you to see their "ad in XYZ magazine" that is where you kind find the LIST of other side effects!  The Public Library of Science in August 2012 produced a survey of 192 pharmaceutical ads in biomedical journals found that only 18% were compliant with FDA guidelines; 57.8 % failed to quantify serious risks, including death; 48.2% lacked verifiable references; and 28.9% failed to present adequate efficacy quantification.

If you take medications and I always advocate to go by natural means as possible, be sure to ask your doctor questions, ask for an explanation of risks vs. benefits, ask are there alternatives to medication.  Drugs are BIG business in the US healthcare market.  Its important for you to keep your eyes and ears open and be sure you are educated about what you are putting in your body!

Have a blessed weekend!

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