my daughter was being prescribed *3 DOZEN* meds daily - some multiple times by some of the so-called best experts in the field. of course ths was costing a FORTUNE! about 1/2 were to counteract the bad side-effects of the others. when her insurance ran out, she quit all of them cold turkey except for a couple that she uses as needed. in many ways her condition has not been helped at all by the meds. she is actually doing better in some respects now. YES - drugs are over-prescribed as an easy solution - whether there is evidence that they help or not. big profits for the mfgrs.

lee
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We are often troubled, but not crushed;
sometimes in doubt, but never in despair;
there are many enemies, but we are never without a friend;
and though badly hurt at times, we are not destroyed.
- Paul, II Cor 4:8-9