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New giant is not about a lot of important facts one of them being that prescription drugs more dangerous than heroin and cocaine combined mean to -- about that for a second that doctor -- in the carry.
-- a professor of public health.
At the John Hopkins at Johns Hopkins school of medicine a doctor we carry.
Why -- dangerous isn't something that you know anything about prescriptions you think they're saying flat why are we seeing such a rise in -- Well we saw our sort of taught in medical school that when somebody takes -- medication they take it wants every day as we prescribe them but the reality is.
People missed -- their body gets accustomed to a medication they may take.
Forget that they took one earlier in the -- take tablet -- so people don't take.
Medications as their prescribed.
Their bodies react differently everybody is different.
And the ones that are addictive it's hard to predict who's gonna become addicted and of course.
Well we've got is this sort of mess that we don't really track in the office what we need to be better.
Well it's important for patients to ask doctors why -- -- need this medication you know we have.
And doctors we have fun with the fact that a lot of people come in they diagnose themselves from ATV commercial or a Sports Illustrated bad.
And they say.
I've got -- -- or I have dry eyes and I don't know why you know even now they may sit in front of an -- -- all day.
-- I have knee pain even though they're significantly overweight.
These are all what we call lifestyle.
Problems or diseases they're new to modern medicine we didn't treat 30% of America look for dry eyes a hundred years ago.
Now people come -- demanding the medication but they should really ask their doctor why do I need this what happens if I don't take it and what happens by -- to march.
He's -- done that several artists.
Probably as well let me as we look it's consumers to educate ourselves out of the medical profession is -- anything at the medical profession Dawson Dudek.
And to better -- mitigating gets them out of the effects Syverson right now.
Well am absolutely you know.
When we prescribe it when we treat when we tell patients what to do.
Every independent practitioner -- whatever they think is best for the patient and the reality is there is a culture.
Over treating -- comes from our reflex and medical school.
That when you.
Diagnose something you do something for it and that's just a reflex as part of our culture as -- doctors and that culture needs to change it's already starting to change with antibiotics.
They're so strong recognition that we don't need to treat every -- snapple.
And I think that needs to move over now -- painkillers.
And other prescription medications the ones that are broadcast widely.
In commercials and other places if you look at the top medications.
I mean these are all things that can be prevented without medications high -- -- Heart -- You know medications that.
You don't need if you change your lifestyle anxiety sleep medications now everybody's honestly medication is -- things that can be managed with stress.
Diet and change your lifestyle.
Since I'm a little harder than popping -- -- as he mentioned sometimes it goes needed so it'll be interesting to story we'll continue to watch to see that overdosing is four times higher over the past decade is is very provocative doctor -- thank you.
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