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Thrust of argument: Mike Whitney writes 'In case you missed it: The FDA has just issued a warning on various prescription and non-prescription drugs that Americans ingest by the boatload. As it happens, these seemingly benign pain relievers can kill you even if you scrupulously follow the recommended dosage. But don't take my word for it. Here's a blurb from the FDA website:

'FDA is strengthening an existing warning in prescription drug labels and over-the-counter (OTC) Drug Facts labels to indicate that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can increase the chance of a heart attack or stroke, either of which can lead to death. Those serious side effects can occur as early as the first few weeks of using an NSAID, and the risk might rise the longer people take NSAIDs. (FDA Strengthens Warning of Heart Attack and Stroke Risk for Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, FDA website)

Notice how the FDA refers to 'death' as 'a serious side effect.' How's that for an understatement?'.
Direction of resistance / implied resistance: Whitney asks 'Why isn't this headline news? People take tons of these chemicals everyday thinking they've been thoroughly tested and are totally safe. Now we find out that's not the case'.

 

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Removal of resistance: Okay. Now tell yourself the truth. You just read that, yes? Now. You DID take ibuprofen this year, didn't you? I didn't. And I hardly ever took it before that. But this is not relevant to YOU. When did YOU take it last? And was it really necessary? Unification: We have to look after each other. Those lot don't care about us.
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