They are starting to call medical care, healthcare!” As a former chairman of the pharmacology department, he understood the dangers of prescription drugs and how MDs have little to offer for real healthcare with healthy habits. — His website is
Have you ever taken an Advil prescribed to one of your work colleagues, so your headache gets better, another person’s Ritalin to stay up at night and study better for exams, or someone else’s Xanax to sleep better?
There are several ways to misuse medication and a lot of reasons people choose to start. Unfortunately, nowadays, misusing medication is prevalent in universities and workplaces. People hope that taking a stimulant will help them edge up on the competition, whereas others solely for recreational purposes.
Dr. Lester Breslow, Dean of UCLA’s School of Public Health, reported a 10-year federally funded study showing that seven simple health habits gave an average of an 11-year advantage compared to people who had only three habits or less.
That’s far ahead of medical care, says Dr. Richard Ruhling, who had a bad experience personally.
His wife suffered from a bladder infection and “asked her doctor” (after Ruhling had retired). The Rx cured her infection in 2-3 days only, so she stopped the drug, but months later, she developed strange spots under her skin. After a blood test analysis, it showed a very low platelet count. A hematologist did a bone marrow but said that there was no platelet issue. Maybe the spleen was too aggressive, so he did a Splenectomy. It still did not get better, so her doctor prescribed high steroids and multiple blood transfusions, in and out of hospitals, till, in the end, she died of a stroke.
The drug companies are protected by congress and the state, so you are never in a position to sue them, even though Dr. Richard Ruhling’s wife’s drug could cause the condition she got--it was listed among many possible Adverse Drug Reactions which are the leading cause of death now.
Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) remain a tough challenge in modern healthcare times, especially given the increasing complexity of therapeutics, a population that is aging and rising multimorbidity.
Their list of causes of death includes; cancer as a dangerous disease, heart problems, unintentional accidents, cerebrovascular diseases, nephrotic syndromes, Alzheimer’s, or even diabetes. They never state adverse drug reactions as one of the major causes of death worldwide.
An individual stated their stepmother Pat’s story. She was called to the Emergency Department late one night seeing her stepmother puzzled, agitated, unable to remember how she had gotten there, and wanting to leave at once. The next morning, she was okay, the hospital had ruled out a stroke, and Pat was discharged. They were given no explanation of how this troubling event even occurred, which made the family wonder how it must have caused a drug reaction. Upon discovering that Pat’s sleeping pill might be the main problem, her family doctor was approached and asked to stop prescribing it, which surprisingly resulted in no more incidents.
Two years later, when Pat was in her 80’s, she showed a similar behavior while in the hospital awaiting colon cancer surgery. This ended up in a postponement of the scheduled surgery, including the possibility of cancellation because of her age and indescribable behavior. It caused great stress for Pat and the whole family. However, they remembered the previous drug reaction, and when asked, the nurses confirmed that they had given Pat the same sleeping pill. It was stopped immediately, so she improved, and the surgery took place, resulting in many more years of healthy living. The family could not have imagined how this would have turned out if the surgery had been canceled and cancer had been left to do its worst.
The “unpredictable system” does not track any medications and adverse drug reactions electronically, so information does not follow the patient to whatever healthcare setting they are in. At the same time, families need to remember all the details to keep other family members safe. Many families are not present at unexpected times, and most do not realize that they are the medication information conduit for themselves and their loved ones. Instead, many patients mistakenly believe that they can rely on a “system” to take care of it.
Dr. Ruhling visited the US Senate offices with medical literature to prove his case until a Claire McGaskill (MO) said, ‘You are wasting your time—they own us,” speaking of donations that drug companies make to their re-election.
The recent increase in donations of medicines by the pharmaceutical industry has allowed a scale-up of interventions, increasing the number of deaths due to several different reasons, including adverse drug reactions being the most significant one.
For instance, mortality data is the best way to focus on activities and resource allocation among sectors such as food and agriculture, transportation, and the environment and health.
“A Bible concordance shows all four or five references to physicians or doctors in a good number in most Bibles have a negative context, and there’s a call to come out of Babylon—all nations are deceived by its sorcery, but it’s a poor translation from the Greek word, pharmakeia,” says Richard Ruhling, MD, MPH, who was certified by the board before teaching Health Science at Loma Linda Univ. His website is
He mentions that the Bible is ahead of us!
Dr. Ruhling claims to have researched this in regard to our current crisis and says he would prefer prison to take what is called a vaccine.
What do people think, these vaccine-hesitant and resistant, and apathetic?
Many people trust their immune system to protect them from any and every disease. If we take an example of an essential worker, his life was never going to change in the pandemic, and he must be sure of getting COVID, for instance, no matter what. Now that he does have the antibodies, so why would he take the risk of getting vaccinated?
A great documentary by Mike Anderson shows how most diseases are reversible with Cleveland Clinic Cardiologist Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. One can see an 8-minute introduction.
Richard Ruhling, MD, MPH, was board-certified in Internal Medicine and taught Health Care at Loma Linda University, but is now retired. His latest book, “From Lockdown to Knockdown, the Fall of America & New World Order” is available on Amazon atAmazon
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