Veteran Saves Lives With Story of Polypharmacy, Overmedication

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From KSFR, Santa Fe Public Radio: “This is one woman’s extremely powerful story of how fighting one war, led to fighting another of a different sort: Polypharmacy and overmedication. And both nearly took her life. She’s found a new mission in life: To help all who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress and give voice to an invisible population and another experience that can kill. Thirty percent of all people are estimated as overmedicated, defined as being on more than 5 drugs at a time, and in our elderly population some studies estimate a rate of 67%. Consumer reports states ‘The amount of harm stemming from inappropriate prescription medication is staggering. Almost 1.3 million people went to U.S. emergency rooms due to adverse drug effects in 2014, and about 124,000 died from those events.’

Former Sergeant Angela Peacock is a woman who has dedicated her life and her own survival to educating and helping others and is the definition of a true hero.”

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I’m so excited, looking forward to seeing the film she’s featured in! https://medicatingnormal.com/

    […]
    “Medicating Normal follows the stories of five diverse Americans who took psychiatric medication as prescribed but were iatrogenically harmed. The film discusses many issues within traditional mental health including the evidence base, pharmaceutical companies role in mental health and guild interest and patient’s lived experience of taking and discontinuing medications.”
    […]

  2. “8 million people die each year due to mental illness.”

    https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/directors/thomas-insel/blog/2015/mortality-and-mental-disorders.shtml

    The problem with this concept, as all of us here know, is that the “mental illnesses” are not “valid” diseases. And that reference to how many die a year from the so called “mental illnesses,” is according to the same man who said the mental illnesses were “invalid,” two years earlier???

    https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/directors/thomas-insel/blog/2013/transforming-diagnosis.shtml

    Oh, but the whistler blowers are censored for pointing out that 500,000 elderly die from the psych drugs each year – half a million vs. the actual 8 million, of all ages, who actually die from the psych drugs a year. We really are dealing with an ongoing psychiatric holocaust.

    https://www.naturalnews.com/049860_psych_drugs_medical_holocaust_Big_Pharma.html

    “fighting one war, led to fighting another of a different sort: Polypharmacy and overmedication.” I agree, polypharmacy and overmedication most definitely is chemical warfare against the American public. It’s a war being waged, by those who promised to “first and foremost due no harm,” against the rest of the American citizens.

    WTF are our doctors thinking? Stop worshipping the worthless paper money, made out of nothing, by the never ending war mongering and profiteering, bailout needing, fiscally irresponsible, globalist banksters, idiot American doctors.

    “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks [and corporations that surround them] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered…. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.” – Thomas Jefferson in the debate over the Re-charter of the Bank Bill (1809)

    Those ‘corporations that surround them’ include the pharmaceutical industry, your hospitals, and the religions that own those hospitals.

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