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#1 Kevin Greene

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 11:45 PM

Why do these corporations even bother advertising this poo:



I wouldn't touch this stuff with a ten foot pole while standing on the roof of a 30 story building contemplating either a swan dive or a two and a half with a twist.


Seems like they'd be much better off having doctors prescribe it to some poor unsuspecting sap.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 12:41 AM

Americans are easily persuaded by "easy buttons"..

imagine if oil or some natural disaster actually forces all of us to fight for survival.. I feel pretty sure about saying, follow me... a lot of disconnected people are going to fall quickly.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 05:48 AM

I used to work in the pharmacy, lots of people use pristiq (mostly males). This drug is expensive as hell... People think doctors know better, if doctor said it must be true... But after working in the pharmacy for over 6 years, I learned that most doctors are complete idiots and not honest when it comes to prescription drugs. Do your homework people.

Good start here:

http://www.ratemds.com/

#4 Hawk

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 11:08 AM

I love listening to the possible side effects!!!!

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 11:38 AM

You need the drugs because after you watch the advertisement you are going to want to commit suicide.

#6 YourManInAmsterdam

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 11:42 AM

I used to work in the pharmacy, lots of people use pristiq (mostly males). This drug is expensive as hell... People think doctors know better, if doctor said it must be true... But after working in the pharmacy for over 6 years, I learned that most doctors are complete idiots and not honest when it comes to prescription drugs. Do your homework people.

Good start here:

http://www.ratemds.com/


Doctors are just like everyone else- fast food employees, mechanics, bartenders, project managers, and strippers. There are a few exceptionally good ones, a lot of mediocre ones, and a quite a few that aren't worth their weight in discarded peanut shells.

So I don't think it's fair to say "most doctors are complete idiots." I mean, let's be honest with ourselves. You can't be an idiot and make it through that challenging work load in school. Everything is relative, though, and when you're talking about your health, even your life, the slightest swing towards the wrong direction can leave you miserable.

But I absolutely, even emphatically agree that people should research their current or potential doctors.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 08:38 PM

Doctors are just like everyone else- fast food employees, mechanics, bartenders, project managers, and strippers. There are a few exceptionally good ones, a lot of mediocre ones, and a quite a few that aren't worth their weight in discarded peanut shells.

So I don't think it's fair to say "most doctors are complete idiots." I mean, let's be honest with ourselves. You can't be an idiot and make it through that challenging work load in school. Everything is relative, though, and when you're talking about your health, even your life, the slightest swing towards the wrong direction can leave you miserable.

But I absolutely, even emphatically agree that people should research their current or potential doctors.


Called book smart... I know many people that had almost perfect GPA in college yet lack common sense.

#8 LifeisaGarden

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 09:00 PM

I always think it's crazy when you see one of these


following one of these


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Posted 12 June 2011 - 11:30 PM

I've been taking alternative medicine classes. I'm prepared for what is needed and only taken one script in the past 18 months. Everything else has been natural cures. I didn't know how to fix my ear infection and put eye drops in my ear. Funny that the same script for ear drops when used for eyes was a fraction of the cost but the exact same formula. My herbalist was out of town so I didn't know what to do for my ear so had to go to Minute Clinic.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:25 AM

Americans are easily persuaded by "easy buttons"..

imagine if oil or some natural disaster actually forces all of us to fight for survival.. I feel pretty sure about saying, follow me... a lot of disconnected people are going to fall quickly.


Definitely. We used to be the hard asses...now we are the softest on the planet. Myself excluded of course :)

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:58 AM

Called book smart... I know many people that had almost perfect GPA in college yet lack common sense.



Yeah, as long as my doc has street smarts I know I'm good to go. :rolleyes:

Our man in Amsterdam has it correct.

The bottom line is, you need to take control of your own damn health and use doctors as a resource, not a wishing well in which you abandon your ownership of your own well being.

This includes prescription drugs, as well as following up with said doc on the efficacy of the Rx for your case so that changes can be made prn.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 09:06 AM

My favorite are the ads for drugs in which the side effects seem way worse than the symptoms.

Try drugulex! Talk to your doctor about finding relief from Perpetually Itchy Elbows Syndrome! PIES doesn't have to rule your life forever! Sunshine and puppies await!

Side effects include: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, depression, suicidal thoughts, giving birth to half alien flipper children, killing your first-born child, declaring satan as your lord, dry mouth, and fatigue.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 09:06 AM

You had me until the dry mouth bit. I can't handle cottonmouth.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 09:31 AM

The bottom line is, you need to take control of your own damn health and use doctors as a resource, not a wishing well in which you abandon your ownership of your own well being.

This includes prescription drugs, as well as following up with said doc on the efficacy of the Rx for your case so that changes can be made prn.


Exactly.

It is not only the doctors responsibility to get you well. You are a part of the equation as well.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 09:48 AM

Called book smart... I know many people that had almost perfect GPA in college yet lack common sense.


That may be true, but I'd sooner trust someone with the proper education helping me with my health than some witch doctor in an herb shop who's only taken feel-good hippie classes at the learning annex taught by someone with no degree and no business screwing around pretending to be an expert on anything other than the proper use of a gravity bong.


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