Health & Wellbeing: Is Your Medication Banned?

Updated: Jun 10, 2020

Chances are, your current meds have been banned somewhere in the world - including here in Australia.

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. Which 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.

Placebo effect...

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.