Pharmaceutical companies may not expect some of the side effects resulting from their medications.

When the side effects appear, do they choose to put profits before people?

When you consider the standard minute-length list of side effects disclosed in drug commercials, it would seem like those effects have been silently accepted by the public and physicians. Information that goes to the FDA for approval should be reviewed two years later and beyond. Some side effects don’t become apparent until years after initial FDA approval, up to five years later.

How can you protect yourself and your family members?

Spend some time with your doctor to discuss the side effects of any prescription medications. Ask for the product handout and read the black box warning. Educate yourself by researching the drug on the Internet.

You are your best health advocate. Your doctor can prescribe and recommend, but you are the one who is responsible for what goes in your body.

From the Show: Mindful Medicine with Dr. Holly Lucille
Pharma’s Profit vs. People: Beware Dangerous Prescription Meds
Guest: Robert E. Marx, DDS
It’s crucial to learn about the side effects of medications so you can best manage your own health. Listen as Dr. Robert Marx joins Dr. Holly Lucille to discuss how dangerous prescription medications can be.