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CAN YOU BELIEVE DRUG ADVERTISING ON INTERNET?

There is a price to pay for everything and the ability of mistaken, dishonest, unscrupulous, so called pharmaceutical researchers to disseminate advice to the public  cheaply , by the internet

is becoming a danger to all our lives. I am exaggerating a bit. Not really a complete danger because these drugs do not kill, many just do not work.

For many years I have been take 81 mg. Aspirin tablets or called by many acetylsalicylic acid . It was a way to avoid heart attacks, strokes. However on reading “Newsmax Health” which I receive nearly daily on the internet, and which never stops on giving advice on staying healthy, they came out with new research that suggests that the aspirin works only for those who have already suffered the heart attack or stroke, but risks associated with this inexpensive blood thinner outweighs the benefits for most people. Studies found that it did not help prevent first strokes or heart attacks in people at moderate risks and the modest benefit it gave diabetes sufferers was offset by the higher odds of bleeding. Who can I believe?

From my experience as a professional pharmacist, I saw so many so called benefits eventually tossed into the ashcan of  medical history replaced by new cures which if not on prescription can literally be replaced by advertising for nothing. If you eat well and have a varied diet throw out the Vitamins you religiously take. They are a waste of money. And by the way “Newsmax” also says Vitamin C does not prevent you from getting colds Incidentally I am continuing with my 81 mg Aspirin.

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Name: Murray Rubin

Short Bio: I was born in Toronto in 1931 to a wonderful mother who divorced shortly before my birth. I owe a great deal of my success to her. I am Jewish but not at all religious, yet my culture plays an important part of my personality. I attended Harbord Collegiate and U. of T. Faculty of Pharmacy. A unique mail-order pharmacy was the first of my endeavours in the profession, followed by many stores throughout Ontario. I have a loving wife, 3 children and grand-children and I am now retired from pharmacy. But what do I write about? Everything! My topics are funny, serious, whimsical, timely, outrageous, inspiring, and inventive. I promise that if you take the time to read any one of these topics – you will not be sorry.

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