Sunday, November 14, 2004


Drugs Suck, Too, Apparently

One of the reasons I promote my weird-looking stretches to prevent and relieve common aches and pains is safety: at least my stretches don't have side effects. Most of the "cures" that the medical profession offers do have side effects, as evidenced by Merck's recent withdrawal of the pain-killer/arthritis drug Vioxx from the market because of an increased risk of heart attacks.

Now comes word that Pfizer, which makes another Vioxx-like painkiller called Bextra, may be warning patients about a weird and potentially life-threatening "side effect" called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, according to OutPatient Surgery eWeekly newsletter (11/8/04). The syndrome is marked by blistering of the skin, mouth and eyes. Other Bextra side effects include headache, abdominal pain, indigestion, upper respiratory infection, nausea and diarrhea.

All that to relieve a little pain? Why subject yourself to such risks when stretching can get rid of pain quickly, safely and with none of the side effects of "modern medicine." The only thing that seems "modern" about medicine sometimes is the sick amount of money that seems to drive it....

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