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America is dependent upon medicine for the cure of an illness to prevent an illness and to solve other issues which the medicine might not be intended for Many people start their day and end their night with some type of medication whether it is a painkiller a vitamin or a cough drop Do people know that instead of reaching for a cough drop they can boil some water with fresh ginger and honey to alleviate their cough while soothing their throat naturally People are more accustomed to quick fixs which can come unnaturally and with side effects In some cases people reach for strong medicines such as Ibuprofen for something as little as a paper cut As Norman Cousins points out The king of all painkillers of course is aspirin The US Food and Drug Administration permits aspirin to be sold without prescription but the drug contrary to popular belief can be dangerous and in sustained dose potentially lethal Aspirin is self administered by more people than any other drug in the world Some people are aspirin-poppers taking ten or more a day What they dont know is that the smallest does can cause internal bleeding People are abusing medication to get quick fixes alter their mental state and to solve issues which medicine might not be intended for In a statement by John P Walters from the article Crackdown on Prescription Abuse it states The non-medical use of prescription drugs has become an increasingly widespread and serious problem in the country People are not doing a very good job for the continuing generation People in the public eye such as Ozzy Osborne has admitted to having an addiction and a problem with medicine specifically painkillers Hes grown so dependent upon the medicine Im sure hes forgotten why he started taking it in the first place Currently hes suing his doctor for the side effects the medication gave him through prolonged consumption Many in
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