Patients who try to stop taking antidepressant drugs often say they cannot. In a recent survey of 250 long-term users of psychiatric drugs — most commonly antidepressants — about half who wound down their prescriptions rated the withdrawal as severe. Nearly half who tried to quit could not do so because of these symptoms.
Realizing that curing and eradicating health problems would reduce profits, the pharmaceutical industry has a vested interest in patients becoming not just dependent on its drugs but also physically addicted to them. The opioid epidemic now sweeping America is a particularly deadly example of this.
Towards further maximizing profits, pharmaceutical companies produce drugs that are deliberately designed to treat the symptoms of diseases while ignoring their primary causes. As Dr. Rath’s Cellular Medicine concept has shown, the primary cause of today’s most common diseases is a chronic deficiency of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other specific nutrients. Therapies based on the principle of preventing and correcting nutrient deficiencies are therefore not just simply ignored by pharmaceutical companies, they are outright opposed by them. This is because the continued availability of such therapies acts as a threat to the drug industry’s long-term survival.
To read about the true nature of the pharmaceutical industry, and understand why Dr. Rath and our Foundation argue it is easily the biggest obstacle to global health, visit the Pharma Facts section of our website.