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are american over medicated?

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Started: 4/10/2014 Category: Health
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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maximjordan

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the american society is an astonishing wonder, beauty and everything else, but one side of it is to be discuss, and that is medication. you see, people take medication sometimes not according to a what is or should prescribe, but to how they feel and if they feel like it. many, including my own family, will take drugs at the first sign of sickness, but the fact is it is not the only reason. seniors are most likely to be taking more than one medication at the time, thus causing side effects, which are later fought using more medications. researches already proven that it is very harmful, in most of cases at least, and people are not conscious about the fact that corporations produce more and more drugs that the put on the market. those drugs are to be bought, and consumed of course, and they make billions of dollars from them. those drugs aren't even necessary and of course, are harmful in some cases.
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deadroot414

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When someone is diagnosed with cancer, they go through many horrible things. These symptoms include a sore throat that does not heal, a ragged cough, a change in bowel habits, etc. Dealing with these symptoms without pain killing medicine would be hell. Medication provides a moment where you are relieved of all the pain associated with cancer. And that is just one disease. Medicine, when used in the right way, is a godsend. Which leads us to the topic of this debate. Are we over medicated? I don't think so. People can take it in their own hands and buy more OTC drugs, get addicted and die. But how would ALL AMERICANS be over medicated when just a certain few get addicted? Prescription drugs. If someone pays their doctor big bucks to get a prescription for Oxcart because they have an addiction, it is their problem. Side affects are usually not treated with more medicine, because most side effects are minor and you can deal with them. That, or you can take a weaker medicine to deal with them. So no, Americans are not over medicated.
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Posted by emospongebob527 2 years ago
emospongebob527
lol
Posted by deadroot414 2 years ago
deadroot414
OxyContin, not Oxcart sorry
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