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Better use of medicines could save billions

Published: June 21, 2013
  • Author: Howard LeWine, M.D.,


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August 20, 2013

Seriously a person appear to realize the stuff cheers for producing that really in depth post along with together with all introducing photos! Thanks!

classical homeopathy
August 20, 2013

It is about time to give a try to alternative medicine and to accept it as more equal to medicine. after all, if we take a look on the Chaineese medicine, it has thousonds of years of experience. Homeopathy have over 200 years of clinical trails & experience, and even proved to be good and working well, by the Swiss goverment.
Meds & drugs lead somtimes to disasters especially when taken not by medical advice.
More & more people die from bad subscription or wrong one’ or from overuse or from side effects of 2 or more medications that they are alergic to….

So, why not giving alternative medicine a try? why don’t we try to make our world more “DRUGS FREE”?
Well my friends- the answer hangs there and screams out loud- bad interests of drug companies.
Just think about it, just think!

Fredrick Martinex
July 29, 2013

Messages si controversé où plus de gens sont en désaccord sont les plus susceptibles de générer le plus de réponses. Alors que la plupart bien motivée et entièrement pensé pièce pourrait laisser rien d’autre à dire sauf «bon poste».

July 24, 2013

This seems to be a general problem anywhere in the western hemisphere: people only see their own small world but do not reflect how much money you spend as a whole nation.


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July 12, 2013

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Baju Senam Murah
July 11, 2013

I think about point number 4 Overuses of Antibiotics is often happen alot in my country. because many doctor at the first visit already use it to cure illnes especially for children.

July 09, 2013

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July 09, 2013

Thanks for this informative post.This is really needful post.This is very useful information regarding better usage of medicine.

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July 05, 2013

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July 05, 2013

My spouse and i liked reading through your own publish. Continue the good work friend!

June 29, 2013

I would like to say thanks for this informative post really I am getting lots of information about medicines and Better use of medicines from their.I really Appreciate this.

June 25, 2013

I think the concern about overuse of antibiotics has gotten out of hand among some physicians. Last winter I was horribly ill with the flu and spent more than $200 out of pocket in OTCs the doctor recommended, an inhaler because the flu triggered my asthma, and co-payments for three doctor visits. Not the mention time lost from work which cost my employer, clients, and the tax payers money because an important project was substantially delayed due to my illness. Finally I gave up on my doctor, went to an emergency clinic on the weekend, was diagnosed with a secondary infection (bronchitis), finally prescribed antibiotics,took them the same day, and was almost fully recovered and back to work on Monday. I had been out of work or stumbling in trying to do what I could for 3 weeks. Although antibiotics do not cure viruses, they prevent serious secondary infections that often result from viruses and cause more morbidity and lost productivity than the initial viral infection. This is true even among healthy, relatively young adults like myself.

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June 23, 2013

Like a Beginner, I will be continually looking at on the web with regard to content articles that can help us. Thanks.

June 23, 2013

It’s better to prevent the occurance of diseases instead taking top drugs or medication 🙂
Yes, If at first we’re have healthy lifestyle, I believed that we would have a low risk of any diseases or even complication…

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