Vitality Magazine March 2016 Drugs You May Not Need Mar 4/16

Dr Rona“DEATHS FROM PRESCRIPTION OPIOID PAINKILLERS HIT AN ALL-TIME HIGH”

“The mainstream media is increasingly reporting on the tragedy of escalating drug deaths, especially those from opiate prescriptions. Recent statistics published in the February 9th, 2016 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) are alarming: “Fatal drug overdoses in the United States reached an all-time high in 2014, driven largely by heroin and prescription opioid pain reliever abuse. The CDC’s recent analysis of mortality data found that, of the 47,055 drug overdose deaths in 2014, 61% involved opioids, a 14% increase from the previous year.” Had this been a vitamin or a natural health product, it would have made front-page news everywhere, and the offending product would have been taken off the market in Canada in the blink of an eye. Compare these death-by-opioid figures to death-by-vitamins, minerals, herbs, and all other natural health products which, in 2014, was zero.”

Read the full article by Dr. Zoltan Rona in this month’s Vitality.

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