This article was originally posted on November 22, 2012. Enjoy.
Everyday people entrust their physicians, pharmacists, and drug companies with the lives, health, and well-being of themselves and their loved ones. They believe that these people want what is best for them. But, they are very wrong. Drug companies, doctors, and pharmacists all engage in a convoluted triangle that The drug companies do not cure diseases. They manage them. Doctors do not cure illnesses. They treat the sickness. And, pharmacists simply prescribe medicine to combat symptoms in most cases. The medicine that you use is not healing you. It combats the manifestations of illness on most occasions, and in some rare cases, the medicine only exacerbates the problems caused by the sickness.
The drug companies that form relationships with doctors and pharmacists realize that the money in the healthcare field is not necessarily in the cure of disease, but in the treatment. Chris Rock, a famous comedian said plainly,
“They ain’t never curing AIDS. Don’t even think about that shit. There ain’t no money in the cure. The money’s in the medicine. That’s how you get paid. On the comeback. That’s how a drug dealer makes his money. On the comeback. That’s all the government is. A bunch of motherfucking drug dealers. On the comeback. They ain’t curing no AIDS.”
The common cold is one of the illnesses that is no longer considered large enough of a threat for drug companies to try to eradicate it. There are numerous brands and distinctions between cold and flu medicines that all do different things in the body. However, none of the cough suppressants actually stop the viruses and bacterium that cause you to cough. When doctors treat an infection, they usually find the source of the infection and treat it. But, in most cases of coughing and sneezing, especially with the influenza virus, doctors only treat the symptoms. The cough suppressants that are prescribed do not fight the virus. They simply tell your brain to stop coughing long enough for the body to heal remove the irritants that cause the cough. TamiFlu, the most often prescribed medicine for the flu, does not stop influenza. It presents the virus in a weakened state so that your body makes antibodies for it. Nothing that doctors present to combat cold and flu season actually cures it. These household medications that are used everyday have desultory effects instead of the results that they are expected to bring.
One of the most appalling cases of medicinal treatments that do not work does not involve any actual sickness. But, the product is manufactured by almost every pharmaceutical company and it is one of the best selling products on healthcare aisles. Most skin moisturizers that are currently in the market not only fail to moisturize your skin, but also make your skin more dry over time. Mineral oil is an essential part of almost every moisturizer that is sold in stores, and it actually does not have any moisturizing qualities. That’s right, the lotion that you use to moisturize does not actually moisturize your skin. It seals in the oils that are in your skin and blocks any of the other oils from getting in. Initially, your skin will appear more supple and conditioned. But without the use of the same conditioner your skin will get progressively drier. There is no added moisture for your skin, and mineral oil does coerce your skin into moisturizing itself. Mineral oil which is in most skincare lotions and creams ultimately dries out skin more by blocking anything that may really moisturize from getting into the skin. Think about the amount of money that is made from this product that promotes the condition that it is treating.
Medicine is not made to cure you of your ailments. The medical community uses prescriptions and vaccines to line its pockets with your money. Medicine does not heal you. It is made solely to take your money.