Chances are, your current meds have been banned somewhere in the world at some time.
Right now in Australia the 'experts' running the TGA, Pharmacy Board, AMA and the media - not to mention the puppets in Canberra, are pushing for one such drug to be the greatest thing in pain relief - if I had time I would do the dot - dot - dot thing and make you scroll down. But I don't, so I wont.
Can you guess though what it is? Blink and you will miss it, but chances are you have been conned already.
Naprogesic - Nuromol - any other ridiculous combination with both ibuprofen AND paracetamol. Ibuprofen was, incidentally, banned years ago. Now that they are trying to get more doctor kickbacks and putting analgesics that actually work (paracetamol/codeine combinations) onto the PBS, despicable ads spruiking weak options as strong pain relievers are everywhere.
And people are falling for it. I wonder how long this placebo con will last? I have no doubt some people will feel placebo benefits - anything is possible. But strong pain does not respond to water. Or aspirin, ibuprofen or paracetamol. Unless you are happy to support over funded pain clinics who try to tell you that you must just put up with pain.
Drugs are banned for a reason. Side effects are real. Including death. Ibuprofen has been linked to catastrophic side effects. Including death.
What pharmaceutical drugs have been banned but are still being prescribed?
Some of the banned medications are not combinations however, strong warnings have been made not to combine certain medications. While doctors are happy to give dark warnings against combining natural health supplements with medications (funny, considering the warnings are usually only because they have a cleansing effect, so wont 'protect' the body with the drug for 24 hours) they are loathe to advise that the very drugs they are loading should never be taken together. It is not uncommon for elderly and chronically unwell to be on more than half a dozen different contraindicated medications.
ALL research is now available on the internet for experts and public alike
Don't take my word for it. Make WebMD your friend. This is NOT 'Dr Google' - this is doing the job your health care provider can't be bothered doing. Also, don't just check consumer side effect lists. Check the practitioner information - it is proof positive that there is information that they do not want you to know.
Voltaren (diflocenac) with paracetamol - prescribed like lollies to the elderly.
Heparin with voltaren - a large portion of aged 'care' prescribes both.
Cough syrups containing ammonium chloride + sodium citrate + chlorpheniramine maleate + menthol - over-the-counter medicines - who can be bothered actually reading or researching the labels?
Discloxy - combination of discloxicillin and flucloxycillin - and they wonder why drug resistance is such a huge problem?
Lipitor with Metformin - a common combination given in obese diabetics...
Ritalin/Adderall - still prescribed to Aussie kids and across other western nations.
Nembutal/pentobarbital - still given to elderly, migraine sufferers, asthmatics, anxiety, insomniacs and mental health patients.
Acomplia - suicide is a common side effect of many banned drugs still available.
Temafloxicin - don't worry, just change the name and voila, no trail.
Temazepam - just give it other names and no one is the wiser.
Thalidomide - back in circulation as a chemo drug...
Digesic/Doloxene - you can still buy over the counter at discount pharmacies.
Diane-35 - contraception. As an acne treatment, capable of clots and strokes?
Telfast - banned overseas, given a new name and shiny advertising and e voila, magically no longer causes cardiac arrest.
Mibefradil/Posicor - hypertension and angina - but don't worry, it'll only dangerously slow your heartbeat down...
Ecstasy - apparently okay if your doctor prescribes it to you as MDMA, for PTSD...
Tylenol/paracetamol - after vaccinations, can heighten the side effects of the vaccine. Hence the horror stories we are hearing of infants with supposed contagious diseases.
This is just the tip of the corrupt iceberg that is big pharma. Much investigation is being conducted into stakeholders of pharma companies manufacturing these drugs. We are talking multi million dollar fines, yet few recalls of these drugs. And doctors are still pushing them as the best options. The findings are a little more than interesting - conflict of interest is alive and well in our media and politics.
If India is aware of this (and Indian doctors are not considered worthy of practising outside of India by western god doctors) why don't our doctors? Why are some drugs banned in SOME countries but not others? As if one's nationality magically becomes immune to side effects.
It's starts at the top - our PM and his wife major stakeholders.
How much is your doctor getting in kickbacks? Political parties major stakeholders in the pharma game.
All I can do is what I have done since even before I left nursing - stop relying on someone else to make you well:
Change your diet.
Set up a home health dispensary.
Remove poisons from your home.
Stop bad habits.
Find natural alternatives.
See your NATURAL health professional if symptoms persist.
Only then, if you still don't have answers, THEN see your doctor.