Doctors Caught EXPERIMENTING on Seniors!
If you suffer from chronic pain… anything from nerve problems to arthritis… I have some very alarming news.
You may be part of a massive and dangerous medical experiment right now.
One you have NO IDEA you’re participating in.
You’ve heard all about the deadly risks of opioid painkillers like OxyContin. Even President Trump called it a national epidemic.
Now, instead of prescribing opioids, countless doctors are pumping seniors full of anti-seizure medications instead.
The drugs haven’t really been studied – and nobody knows for sure what they’ll so.
And this experiment could quickly turn deadly for you or someone you love.
If you’re doctor has prescribed “pain pills” like Neurontin or Lyrica, there’s something you need to understand.
They’re not pain pills at all.
Instead, they are heavy-duty seizure medications. That means they were studied on the small populations of people who suffer from seizures – and they were NEVER meant to be this widely used.
But more and more docs are handing them out “off label” to pain patients. Off-label prescribing is when drugs are given for unapproved (and often dangerous) uses.
And a new study from the New England Journal of Medicine shows it’s gotten completely out of hand.
Just look at the numbers…
In 2016, pregabalin (Lyrica) was the 8th most prescribed drug in the U.S. with sales of nearly $4.5 billion, double the number from 2012.
Gabapentin (Neurontin) was the 10th most prescribed med that year, with a total of 64 million prescriptions, up from just 39 million in 2012.
You think that many people are having seizures? Me neither.
These meds are being handed out like candy for pain.
At best, you end up wasting your money – because they sometimes help a little with nerve pain, and not much else.
At worst? You get stuck with the laundry list of side effects that come with these drugs.
I’m talking about:
- Cognitive difficulties
- Speech problems
- Serious allergic reactions
- Loss of balance
And the list goes on!
And I haven’t told you the worst part yet! These anti-seizure meds are just as addictive as opioids – which means you could STILL end up putting your life at risk!
Like I said, it’s a massive medical experiment and seniors are going to be the main victims.
So what can you do?
First, if you’re taking a drug like Neurontin or Lyrica for pain, talk to your doc about coming off it (don’t quit cold turkey).
Second, remember that there are lots of natural supplements that can help control pain and inflammation, without the risks.
Two of the best are curcumin and white willow bark.
They’re both backed by lots of science and decades of safe use… and they won’t leave you feeling like a guinea pig.
Fighting For Your Health,
Executive Director, Alliance For Advanced Health
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