21 facts on US pharm animal society

This is a pretty epic article, "30 Million Americans On Antidepressants And 21 Other Facts About America’s Endless Pharmaceutical Nightmare". All the stats are sourced in the original article. Here are some of my thoughts on aspects of Americans consuming half the worlds pharmaceutical drugs while constituting only 5% of the world population, a $280 billion market. 

Apparently one in four mid-aged women are gobbling up more of these faux-feel-good pills than any other demographic. Likely upset with their hollow existence in sham marriages. 

The US consumes 80% of prescription painkillers. Pretty condescending when we are a pain in the ass to the rest of the globe. Also very telling of how agonizing our house of cards construct society is. 

A study from the Mayo Clinic revealed 70% of people are on at least on prescription drug and 20% are on five or more. Likely to treat a host of unhealthy ailments and the runaway list of side-effects caused by the deadly and addictive pharmaceuticals. For people aged 60 and over nine in ten have used a prescription drug within a month.

The average teen, on the other end of the age spectrum, is on an average of 1.2 ADHD or depression related drug. A third of foster children, a slighty more unhappy demographic to be in, are on at least one psychiatric drug. High school seniors abuse prescription drugs at a rate of 15%.

Incredibly 95% of medicines created never make it to the market and deemed unsafe. This is a disturbing measure that should incite caution before relying on any pharmaceutical garbage. The article notes the implications of those introduced in the market are not revealed often for years. For instance, Vioxx it turned out caused stroke and cardiac arrest. Here is a well sourced article relevant to that point, "35 Prescription Drugs Pulled from the Market".

Turns out the not-so-usual 1 in 68 autism births becomes four times more likely when the mother is on antidepressants. That isn't at all depressing is it? Or how about the 200,000 who die from prescription drugs every year. Unintentional drug overdose deaths happen every 19 minutes. These deaths are 5 times higher than in 1980. Three-quarters of a million people go to the ER for adverse prescription drug effects. More people die from prescription drugs than car accidents. Clearly the antidepressants are working in the sense that if you are dead you can't be depressed. Or if you need to vent via gunfire antidepressants have been implicated in mass shootings.

Don't want to have the lamestream media parade these facts and ruin their evil synergistic relationship with pharmaceutical ad revenues for the people who feel like dirt as a result of the media. 

Hail the Pharm Animal Farm!

 

My grandmother harassed for gas usage

No, I am not talking about gas she emits, but so-called natural gas she uses to stay warm. She is in her nineties, the last of thirteen kids, and her husband, my grandfather, died over ten years ago. Now she lives alone, most relatives her age have passed, she doesn't really go out much. She has scared the hell out of me a few times being a passenger, so it is good she does not drive. In fact, most driving she did in the past few years was trying to take care of the other poor old timers before they since passed. She does not have much else to wait for, short of more grandchildren born afar. I think she has well-earned the right to be warm in her own home without having to heave layers on her tired old bones.

Back to the point. A seperate notice is sent to her every month, in a seperate envelope with seperate postage. How is that for efficiency hypocrisy? In this letter they have the nerve to tell her she uses more gas than her neighbors and she should cut back her usage. Of course her personal background is not known to the gas company, as it well should not be any of their business. So long as she pays the bills she should be a valued customer. She told me that when she used oil to heat her home the oil saleman would regularly joke she didn't use enough oil.

Nowadays, with the collectivist hope to micromanage peoples personal lives to save the planet, which they are doing a shit job at. So-called smart-meters could eventually be cut off utilities for percieved high or misusage. Meanwhile old-folks, among other potential victims, of these policies would be stuck having to navigate bureacracy to remedy their situation. Off course some rebels will come out of the woodwork to hack or workaround the red tape and nonsense like de Niro's character in Brazil (a must watch on dystopian bureacracies).

Back to the notice, it says at the bottom to call a number to stop receiving the notices. Of course she can't talk to a person, it is a maze of push a-button-for BS. So she has to complain through the bill-paying people. Of course they can conjure up an actual person for that. Corporate self-service, not customer service. We will see if it gets here anywhere and if they actually stop harassing her via a sliver of deforestation aided by a waste of finance in postage.

I will try and get a copy of the notice to post here for viewing pleasure and update on the situation as things unfold. If you have any thoughts, a similar story to tell or an opinion leave it in the comments or send me a message.