Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for July 09, 2014

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    hsawlrae  over 8 years ago

    THAT’S no lie.

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    baddawg1989  over 8 years ago

    Imagine if these big-pharmacy vultures had been in control back in 1957 when Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine was introduced. They’d have watered it down and required everybody to get a high-dollar booster shot twice a year.

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    pelican47  over 8 years ago

    I wish the doctors would pay more attention to the individual than the latest fad “study”. .Look at my labs—I don’t fit the profile of this so-called research.

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    Varnes  over 8 years ago

    For 15 years, my doctor was a 5 foot 2, eyes of blue, beautiful woman. Prostate exams didn’t seem that bad…She even brought in a nurse, just to keep things on the up and up. Again, no complaints from me….

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Waiting for the headline that announces studies have shown that not being on some prescription medication is a new syndrome proven to be eventually fatal in all cases.

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    pcolli  over 8 years ago

    Doctors don’t get much pharmacological training. They have to rely on what drug companies tell them.

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    sarazan7  over 8 years ago

    It’s their job to find something wrong with you.

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    felinefan55 Premium Member over 8 years ago

    My cholesterol is 223. It has always been high. My very slim older daughter’s is naturally high as well. I allowed my doc to put me on Lipitor. In the 2 months that I was on it my numbers dropped to 128. My glucose however, that was NEVER an issue, rose to 110. I immediately stopped the Lipitor. Yes, my cholesterol is back up to being high, but I do not have to worry about becoming diabetic. Some people just have naturally high numbers. My Normal temperature is 97.2. So at the “normal” temp of 98.6 I am actually running a slight fever.

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    WCLamb  over 8 years ago

    Eventually, more people will realize that the key to decent health is avoiding doctors altogether, especially those who practice “defensive medicine.” They order every test they can (which costs them nothing, and in some cases makes them extra $ from the labs) so that they cannot be sued for missing something that might or might not have been obvious.

    And we don’t need all those stinkin’ pills!

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    2578275  over 8 years ago

    Maybe if we would stop watching the TV, watching all those repeating ads which say to us, “You feel…”, we would feel better. When people hear something over and over, they begin to believe, regardless of truth.

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    dadoctah  over 8 years ago

    Medical science has progressed to the point where we now have a cure for which there is no known disease!

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    ajnotales  over 8 years ago

    Big Pharm is always striving to develop a cure for which there is no known disease after their huge success with LDS (Limp Dick Syndrome).

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    Minerva58  over 8 years ago

    years ago Dr. gave my husband 26 prescriptions when he got caught with something that is now medical in several states

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    Kim Roberts  over 8 years ago

    Rx treats the symptoms, finding a cure creates no corporate profit

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    Meh~tdology, fka Pepelaputr   over 8 years ago

    If the treatment doesn’t gitcha,Them the side-effects will…(Hummed to the tune of “Sixteen Tons”)

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    dogday Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Being home all day I keep the TV on for background noise, and the noise I get most, far and away, is pharmaceutical ads. Smarmy ads often in tones formerly reserved for undertakers and followed by a list of side-effects that are more terrifying than the condition they are purposed to mitigate. The only thing I can think is the ENORMOUS amount of money this industry has.

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    dabugger  over 8 years ago

    Yes, I can testify to that; 150%!! We could do without of them and go back to herbals…that many of my family still use.

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    Gokie5  over 8 years ago

    Speaking of scary side effects, our family has enjoyed watching the old SNL routine, “Happy Fun Ball.” Here’s a passable version:

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    yimhere  over 8 years ago

    … all these cynical comments are dead on. Sadly – it will all continue as they develop treatments (not cures) for diseases that they will try to convince you that you have! I know – I worked for on of the big pharma scam artists. Not anymore.

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    PShaw0423  over 8 years ago

    Ever read Plato’s “Republic”? He argues that medical care should be only for acute, temporary issues such as injuries. Long-term medical treatment of chronic illness is a drain on society for people who will never be fully “well”, and only maintains them in their suffering…Plato thought that it was kinder to let the chronically ill die and be done with it. Think of that as the flip side of today’s strip.

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    She Mc  over 8 years ago
    They just keep on asking for & getting donations!!!
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    dzw3030  over 8 years ago

    Right now, I’m at that stage where all the Docs can do is tell me a) You still got it, or b) it’s getting worse or c) it’s about the same. The one real positive is I know for sure what to avoid.

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    Squoop  over 8 years ago

    I’ve been healthy ever since I gave up doctors.

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    susan.e.a.c  over 8 years ago

    Like an old Victor Borge joke: My father created a cure for which there was no disease. Unfortunately my mother got to and died. She never forgave him.

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    Caddy57  over 8 years ago

    In spite of all the medicines I take for various things that are proven to be wrong with me ……outside of all of that I still believe Readers Digest had it right “Laughter Is The Best Medicine”

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    braindead Premium Member over 8 years ago

    My doctor prescribed some placebos for my hypochondria, but I don’t think they’re working.

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    Hunter7  over 8 years ago

    sorry sir. you’re healthy. we have a cure for that…..

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    Don Hulbert Premium Member over 8 years ago

    My late father, who was a physician, used to say that his favorite investments were pharmaceutical companies, because they were the most ruthless about getting their money.

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