prescription drugs

Prince and Prescription Drug Addiction

Prince and Drug Addiction: A Case of ‘Gross Medical Stupidity’?

Prescription opiates are now responsible for a higher addiction rate in the United States than any recreational drug out there, cocaine and heroin included. Oxycontin, Percocet, Codeine, and Fentanyl are being used at “epidemic” rates.  The United States makes up 5 percent of the world’s population but uses 75 percent of the world’s prescription opiates. …

Prince and Drug Addiction: A Case of ‘Gross Medical Stupidity’? Read More »

Stupid medicine includes old advertisement from the 1800s for sasparilla as a cure-all.

‘Stupid Medicine’ Catches On: The Causes and Effect of Medical Overtreatment

“Thousands of Americans undergo disc removal or spinal fusion each year, despite limited evidence that either surgical procedure is more effective than non-operative therapy in providing long-term pain relief or improved function. And for patients with the typical wear-and-tear osteoarthritis of the knee, physical therapy proves as successful as the commonly performed arthroscopic surgery.” Sounds …

‘Stupid Medicine’ Catches On: The Causes and Effect of Medical Overtreatment Read More »