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FDA Seeks Prescription Drug Vending Machine

Anthony Gucciardi
Natural Society / News Analysis
Published: Thursday 10 May 2012
“The vending machine could massively increase pharmaceutical drug use, which kills more individuals per year than traffic fatalities.”
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Would you purchase prescription drugs from a vending machine? Thanks to a new move by the FDA to allow the public to diagnose themselves with conditions and purchase the appropriate pharmaceuticals from a vending machine, it may become a reality. By simply visiting a ‘drug kiosk’ in a mall or drug store, you may soon be able to buy drugs that treat health conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, and migraines.

Furthermore, it would be as simple as answering an online questionnaire at this kiosk to obtain drugs that currently require prescriptions. Prescription medications like antibiotics, which are currently being rampantly and unnecessarily given to patients on such a scale that they are majorly contributing to antibiotic-resistant diseases that medical professionals are currently concerned over.

Those backing the idea claim that it would be an effective method of handing out more pharmaceuticals to ‘those who need it’. In contrast, many professionals highlight the fact that most consumers do not have a strong medical understanding and it could lead to serious problems. In addition, the vending machine could massively increase pharmaceutical drug use, which kills more individuals per year than traffic fatalities. Pharmaceutical painkillers in specific are responsible for more deaths than heroin and cocaine combined.

Instead of distributing even more pharmaceuticals to consumers, perhaps the FDA should focus on solutions that do not require risky pharmaceuticals that on average contain 70 side effect. As a powerful alternatives to antibiotics, garlic is now being identified as a natural yet extremely potent method of fighting common food-borne illness that antibiotics are often prescribed to treat.

Of course this is not the only instance of pharmaceutical drugs damaging the human body and being outperformed by natural alternatives. Amazingly, it was shown by scientists that pharmaceutical cancer drugs, promoted by many as the only choice for cancer sufferers, actually breed massive tumors and kill patients more quickly. Meanwhile, research on the health benefits of turmeric is continually showing that the spice is an effective at combating cancer and shrinking tumors.

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ABOUT Anthony Gucciardi

Anthony is an accomplished investigative journalist whose articles have appeared on top news sites and have been read by millions worldwide. A health activist and researcher, Anthony’s goal is informing the public as to how they can use natural methods to revolutionize their health, as well as exploring the behind the scenes activity of the pharmaceutical industry and the FDA.

Now I really know there is a

Now I really know there is a plot to kill us. Who's harebrained idea was that? The drug companies? Of course, they want to make more money. When are these greedy bastards going to learn that if we all had health care insurance, they would end up with more money. People would take their medications as ordered and not skip doses because of the cost. People would go to doctors more often. Greed will be the end of them in the long run. You cannot mistreat your fellow man without a back lash of some kind and some way. We are here to help each other not kill each other. To quote Maude, "God will get you for that".

Many decades ago people used

Many decades ago people used herbs and holistic remedies and their average life span was in their 40's to 50's. We are now living into our 90's and 100's. so let me get this right, you are proposing that we return to the days of blood letting and operations without anesthesia? Are there problems with the over prescribtion of medications, of course there is. I personally take several mental health medications and have gone through the trials and tribulations of trying of several others which did not work, just to find the ones that do work. Please do not tell me to eat lots of garlic or any other plant thinking it is going to help me with the demons that control my thinking and well being. The bottomline here seems to be people asserting their opinions on a subject without knowing every side of the issues.

This is big pharma hard at

This is big pharma hard at work. Statistics show the use of medical care is down the past couple years as unemployment is high and those people lost their employer coverage and increasing costs are deterring people from seeking services as often. So pharma has to find a way to sell prescriptions to people who are not going to the doctor to keep Wall St. soothed by ever increasing profits.

btw: I use garlic on a daily basis along with other nutritional and herbal supplements to stay healthy. I haven't been to a general practitioner in 8 years , haven't had a flu that I can even remember in the past decade, and have a mild cold maybe once every other year. Everyone I know on pharmaceuticals gets sicker because each one causes another side effect which requires another pill to alleviate. Before you know it, they have you a dozen pills and have convinced you, that you need them or will die, when really, you are sick from the pills.

Do you suppose they will

Do you suppose they will include Medical Marijuana and the hundreds of other herbs and supplements that can do the same or better than the toxics pushed by Big Pharm? Maybe they think we are too stupid to know the difference. Robert R Newport M.D.

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