Gwen Olsen spent fifteen years as a pharmaceutical sales rep. She enjoyed a successful, fast-paced career until several consciousness-altering experiences began awakening her to the dangers lurking in every American medicine cabinet. Her most poignant lessons, however, came as both victim and survivor of life-threatening adverse drug reactions.
Adverse effects from prescription drugs have become the third-leading killer of Americans. Only heart disease and cancer claim more lives. Olsen believes that it is time to dispel the myth that the pharmaceutical industry is in the business of health and healing.
In fact, what the pharmaceutical industry is in the business of doing is disease maintenance and symptoms management …[to] encourage people to remain customers of the pharmaceutical industry.
My own experience, as a survivor of a ‘toxic cocktail’ of prescription medication, is more than enough to convince me of Olsen’s argument. For more information, see: The Relief Of A Prescription-Free Life.
Every one of us will need help at some time in life, so it is reasonable to ask for, and accept it; the crucial thing is to do so with our thinking clear. Be ware of any system: government, commercial or voluntary, which claims to offer support. The first priority of any system is to sustain itself, so the primary focus of the system is to support people who are maintained and controlled within it.