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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:02 PM

MSNBC: "Deaths from Prescription Drug Overdoses Skyrocket" - Mainly painkillers

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http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/50329285/#50329285
Fastest growing drug problem. More dangerous than street drugs.

The following offers an alternative to drugs for pain: HEAT, specifically Infrared Heat.
The following woman was run over by a car and needed only 3 painkillers after using heat therapy from biomat.

SEveral testimonials claim this is great for pain.

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Reply MSNBC: "Deaths from Prescription Drug Overdoses Skyrocket" - Mainly painkillers (Original post)
pathansen Dec 2012 OP
bunnies Dec 2012 #1
Confusious Dec 2012 #2
pathansen Dec 2012 #3
Confusious Dec 2012 #4
EvolveOrConvolve Dec 2012 #5
Archae Dec 2012 #6
99th_Monkey Dec 2012 #7
glinda Dec 2012 #8

Response to pathansen (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:05 PM

1. As long as big pharma makes their $...

who cares about a few deaths?
Meanwhile: weed is illegal.

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Response to pathansen (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:28 PM

2. Biomat woo bullshit

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Response to pathansen (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:35 PM

3. Here are 13 testimonials from Amazon - 5 star reviews

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Response to pathansen (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:41 PM

4. Nobody ever lost a dollar by underestimating the stupidity of the American public

The BioMat delivers the highest vibrational resonance deep into all tissues of the human body. The combination of far infrared light, negative ions and amethyst quartz opens the channels for intelligent cellular communication leading to DNA repair and total body wellness.




You can get a heating pad at Target for $30 that does the same thing, provide heat. The rest is crap.

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Response to pathansen (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:10 PM

5. "Several testimonials claim this is great for pain"

Sorry, not even gonna respond to this horseshit - too busy laughing (plus, I already own a heating pad, thanks).

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Response to pathansen (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:23 PM

6. Testimonials are worthless.

Especially for medical claims.

This is woo.

Pure bullshit, an overpriced heating pad.

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Response to pathansen (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:36 PM

7. This anti-prescription drug hysteria is so much bull-shit

Vicodin is a very useful pharmaceutical, and not all that easy to get.

I've needed to take it, in moderate doses, for years now, for chronic pain
in my lower back (degeneration of disks) and left hip (which has undergone
4 surgical procedures). I can vary dosage at will, only taking it whenever
I'm really needing it for pain.

Also, I know other people who use Vicodin responsibly. For every one
of these horror stories, there are a thousand stories of people using
pain-killers responsibly as directed. Contrary to all the negative hyp, these
"death by vicodin" statistics are mostly suicides, not death-by-
taking-a-prescribed-painkiller-as-directed)
, suicides that probably would
have happened anyway, but by other means (like jumping off building, a gunshot
to the head, death-by-cop, or whatever).

But this inconvenient fact is not generally mentioned except in passing, only
focusing on the horror stories.

The real issue here, if there is one, is that Vicodin has been generic for so
long, that drug companies probably just break even on it; so they want to
redirect patients to using "new FDA approved" products promising pain
relief, but which are also WAY less effective, with a host of sketchy side-effects
which are way worse than Vicodin's, and WAY more expen$ive.

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Response to pathansen (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:20 PM

8. Laser IV therapy is helping my old dog.

It seems to totally work.

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