Dangers of The Drugs

It is not just the polluted environment, pesticides and the other chemicals in food many people take also the over-the-counter or prescription drugs, which damage not just the liver and kidneys. The two organs which are the most responsible for the detoxification of the body.

Many doctors still recommend to take the aspirin daily to thin the blood in order to avoid or improve the cardiovascular diseases. They recommend to take the salicylic acid despite the fact that there are the studies which confirmed very negative effects of this chemical on the kidneys even in very low doses.[203] Not to mention how many people take it in high doses for headache and fever.

Yes, salicylic acid is a natural treatment (willow trees) which was already used about 2 500 years ago by Hippocrates. But the amount of salicylic acid in the bark of those trees are about 2-3 mg/gram of bark so you would need make the tea from about 50 grams of bark to get the amount of one 100 mg pill.[188]

Also there are usually another chemicals in the herbs that act synergistically with each other in a way, that one chemical blocks the negative effects of another in the human body. Just people got that false feeling that it is OK to synthesize/extract just one chemical from the plants and use it as a medicine alone.

Also the acetaminophen based over-the-counter or prescription drugs which are also used to relieve the pain and fever.[204, 205] These drugs are also highly hepatotoxic – induce high oxidative stress in the liver.

Also the popular ibuprofen based drugs cause severe health problems when used often – inhibit the cartilage regeneration, cause gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcers and renal failure.[206]

In spite of all those toxic over-the-counter drugs the recent case about the ketoconazole (despite this drug is extremely toxic for liver) looks more funny than serious.[100]

In July of 2013 the European Medicines Agency (as well as FDA in the USA) issued the warning about the oral ketoconazole and its dangerous effects on liver.[100]

The drug which is on the market about 30 years is suddenly bad, dangerous and not recommended to take? And who is responsible for the damaged health of the millions of people who took the drug? Nobody? Or  nobody during those 30 years damaged his health taking this drug, so there is no problem?

How is it possible that this and many similar poisons get on the market in the first place?

Even more funny is the journey the EU decided to release the warning. In July of 2011 (!) France requested the EU to review the ketoconazole safety after the French medicines agency concluded that the benefits of this drug are not worthy the other toxic effects.

So the EU (European Medicines Agency) was “working hard just” 2 years and now in July of 2013 it issued the statement that it recommends the oral ketoconazole to be banned. So actually it took “just” 14 years to issue the warning about this extremely toxic drug since the European Medicines Agency points to the study from 1999 as the reference that supports its decision .[184]

I can imagine that some secretary/assistant in Brussel (the unofficial capital of EU) got the work for 1-2 weeks to write the statement about the ketoconazole. And of course that the assistant’s monthly salary is 5 000 EUR which is really not so much for the “amount” of work they do in such a short space of time. Two years and European Medicines Agency used the public study from 1999 as reference why it recommends the ketoconazole to be banned? Two years…

They could better take a look at the study from 1986 which concluded that single dose at 50mg/kg of ketoconazole inhibited the bile flow and

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