Another way in which Big Pharma threatens the health of people who take prescription drugs is by recommending doses that are likely to be excessive and sometimes dangerous. Jay S. Cohen, M.D., in his book, Overdose: The Case Against the Drug Companies, discusses and documents this practice in detail. Why would pharmaceutical companies do this? They evidently believe that they need to persuade doctors to prescribe their products. Dr. Cohen's contention is that the drug companies believe that it is easier to persuade a doctor to prescribe their drug if the doctor believes there is one dose that is right for everyone. If a doctor has to choose between a drug that has one dose for everyone and a similar drug for which he has to calculate the dose according to various factors unique to the patient, which drug is he likely to choose? Big Pharma has apparently decided to that he will choose the single dose drug. The current practice seems to be to recommend the largest dose that may be necessary in the most resistant patient. That dose will be right for some people but it will be excessive and sometimes dangerous for many others, particularly the elderly. The older one gets the slower the body detoxifies drugs. The dose that is right for someone at age 30 may be toxic or lethal for the same person at the age 75. Dr. Cohen's research indicated that pharmaceutical companies have data showing the effectiveness of some of their products for some people is 1/2 to 1/4 the recommended dose.
Big Pharma, through its army of personable and persuasive sales representatives, misleads doctors to believe that the largest dose of a drug that is required to get the desired response in those requiring the highest dose is the correct dose for everyone. This makes as much sense as claiming that everyone should wear a size 12 shoe but most doctors seem to believe it. There will be many people who would respond best to 1/2 to 1/4 the recommended dose. At the Big Pharma recommended dose, these people are likely to have side effects and reactions that can vary from disagreeable to incapacitating or even lethal. I believe this is one of the reasons why there are over 100,000 deaths each year for pharmaceutical drugs correctly (according to Big Pharma disinformation) prescribed and taken in hospitals.
I have given you a lot of bad news in the last three blogs. Now it's time for some good news. There is a simple, inexpensive, and safe way to protect yourself against taking the wrong drug and/or the wrong dose of the right drug. The procedure is muscle testing, a.k.a. applied kinesiology. I have written about the value of this procedure before; I'm even more impressed with its value now. Once you develop this skill you will be able to determine, before you take the drug, whether it is likely to help you or hurt you or I or will and the best dose for your unique biochemistry.
In my next post I will tell you exactly how to learn and use muscle testing and an experience I recently had involving some yellow jackets that increased my appreciation for it.