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Coronavirus: What You Should Know About These Blood Pressure Drugs

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Coronavirus, Featured Article, General Health, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

Two popular classes of blood pressure medications may increase the risk of getting a severe coronavirus infection, according to a new scientific paper.

Millions of Americans take angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs). They’re two of the most prescribed types of medications in the country.[1]

ACE drugs include:

  •  Lotensin (benazepril)
  • Vasotec (enalapril)
  • Prinivil (lisinopril)
  • Altace (ramipril)
  • Aceon (perindopril).
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Big Pharma’s Biggest Crime

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Here’s a hard truth about the pharmaceutical industry… Drug addicts make the best customers.

Unless they want to go through withdrawal, addicts must buy drugs. So Big Pharma actually has a financial incentive to foster drug dependency in its customers. 

Lest you think they are above that, take a look at the current opioid crisis in the U.S. About 2.1 million Americans have become addicted to painkillers that drug companies claimed were perfectly safe.

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Don’t Freak Out Over Coronavirus. Freak Out Over This Instead.

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Coronavirus, Featured Article, Immune Health by Garry Messick2 Comments

You’ve seen the panicked headlines about travel restrictions and quarantines… The photos of terrified people wearing surgical masks and even gas masks…  And the grim news that the coronavirus has arrived in America.[1]

Photo: Science Focus

“This outbreak is unrolling right in front of our eyes,” said the CDC’s Dr. Nancy Messonnier.

It seems like the whole world is freaking out over this highly contagious and deadly illness. 

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This Common Heart Drug Does More Harm Than Good

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Health Warning, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

Some 6 million Americans have been told they have heart failure. It is a grim diagnosis.

More than half will die within five years of finding out they have the condition.

And before they die, life will not be easy.

Their legs may swell with fluid. They may be out of breath after just taking a few steps.

Simple physical tasks may become impossible.

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These Drugs Don’t Play Well Together

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The testing process for new drugs is straightforward…

One group of patients takes the drug. Another takes a placebo. If the group taking the drug improves more than those taking a placebo, the drug may be approved for sale by the FDA. 

Here’s the problem…

In the real world, people often take multiple drugs. One survey found that, on average, 45-year-olds take four different prescription drugs every day.

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The Migraine Solution That’s Already In Your Medicine Cabinet

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Featured Article, Pain Relief by Garry Messick0 Comments

When a migraine strikes, the pain can be so excruciating that you figure you need the strongest medicine possible to stop it.

That’s why many sufferers reach for a prescription drug such as sumatriptan (Imitrex) or lasmiditan (Reyvow). Or they go with opioid painkillers like oxycodone.[1] 

The problem is, these medications often don’t work. And they can have serious side effects. These

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