EXPOSED: The world's most powerful painkillers DON'T WORK!
They HOWL. They SCREAM. They CRY out in agony.
And they DEMAND powerful prescription opioid drugs for chronic pain.
No, I don't mean the patients.
I'm talking about Big Pharma and its paid-for pals in mainstream medicine!
They've fought tooth and nail against any effort to slow or stop the rising tide of opioid use and abuse by INSISTING that the drugs are "essential" to the millions of Americans struggling with chronic pain.
Well, friend, the patients have finally raised their own voices.
They've spoken up... they've spoken loud... and they've spoken as one.
Turns out: They DON'T NEED those drugs after all!
A new study put these dangerous, addictive drugs to the test against common over-the-counter painkillers in a gold-standard clinical trial of patients battling chronic pain.
One set of patients was given opioids -- morphine, oxycodone, or the generic form of Vicodin -- and some were even allowed to increase the dosage and get more powerful long-acting opioids or fentanyl patches as needed.
The other set of patients got the over-the-counter drugs that you can buy in any supermarket or discount store, including generic forms of Tylenol and Advil.
The drug industry wants you to believe that the stronger meds -- the prescription opioids that have earned them billions as patients suffer a wave of addiction and death -- are better for these forms of chronic pain.
But that's NOT what happened!
Over the course of a FULL YEAR, there were NO DIFFERENCES in either set of patients by any measure you care about.
Both groups had the SAME improvement in physical function. They had the SAME improvements in pain intensity.
In fact, when it comes to that pain -- the one thing that these drugs are supposed to be GOOD at relieving -- the opioid patients actually did slightly WORSE!
It wasn't enough to be considered a significant difference, but that trend alone should tell you that these drugs simply don't deliver on the promise of more relief for chronic pain.
And given the risks, that means that there shouldn't be any need to give them out.
If you've got chronic pain yourself, this might sound like an endorsement for Tylenol and Advil.
While either drug is certainly a better option than opioids, both come with risks of their own, especially when taken often for ongoing problems such as chronic pain.
The best solution will depend on the cause of the pain, but most patients see dramatic --in some cases, complete -- improvement with a combination of treatments including physical therapy, acupuncture, and osteopathic spinal manipulation along with non-drug remedies like natural anti-inflammatories and topical MSM.