I really believe the obstacles to getting
meds should be knocked down. In fact,
you should be able to order them off of
Amazon.com if you want. The
government is just way too hypocritical
on this issue not to be playing
manipulative games with our health.
While they hide life-saving medication
behind locked doors as though they’re
covering up a UFO incident, they openly
sell every kind of booze imaginable in
their liquor stores to anyone over the age
of nineteen! Alcohol impairs you, it can
poison you, and the hard stuff is
practically as toxic as turpentine, yet
they’ll sell it to virtually ANYONE! As
well, they allow the sale of tobacco
products while openly declaring
cigarettes to be lethal to your health. If
they’re selling booze and allowing
cigarette sales they can certainly loosen
up a little and make some more meds
available too.

The news media -- and now the
government -- have spent the last while
pushing to make marijuana available to
the public on a widespread level. Well
how about making a little noise about
allowing off-the-shelf antibiotics to be
made available to the masses too? Nope,
that just isn’t going to happen. Why is
this? Because there seems to be some
form of twisted morality at play when it
comes to medicine: a tacit stigmatization
and negative judgment of the ill. This can
be seen in how you have to almost make a
formal case to a government agent in the
form of a doctor in order to buy
medication. This system that forces you
to go through a doctor in order to
possibly get a drug also serves as an
economic benefit to doctors as well in
that it increases their patient visits. Hey,
believe me, I have nothing against MDs --
I find them to be extremely helpful -- but
I’m just making an assessment based on
what I’ve observed!

Presumably the reason why pharmacies
are so tight when it comes to the selling
of medication is because they’re
following strict government regulations.
But I think the government should loosen
up the regulations and let pharmaceutical
companies have more freedom to sell
their products to us. And while I don’t
claim to speak for Big Pharma, I’m sure
they would be very willing to market
many of their currently restricted
medicines to the general public if the
rules were relaxed in order to allow them
to do so. I for one would welcome this.
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day pharmacological choices openly
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available to us, they’re concealed secretly out of sight behind the counter with the
pharmacists as though to deny their very existence even. It seems to me that way
more varieties of medicine should be available for the public to buy freely in
drugstores and elsewhere. I’ve had to treat a couple of ailments over the past few
years and I’ve seen what pharmacists stock in their aisles. Granted, there are many
products available for common problems and that’s a damn good thing.

But why are no antibiotics available? Yes, there are some first aid creams and
ointments for cuts and burns that claim to have antibiotics to prevent infections in
them -- but that’s it! Why are there no creams dedicated specifically to FIGHTING
infection break outs after they’ve erupted? Because people don’t GET infections?
Bullshit!!! Try telling that to anyone who’s had to deal with a shingles or herpes flare-
up! And what about birth control pills? Or abortion pills? Condoms available in every
variety you can imagine -- and some you cannot -- are widely available off the shelf,
but no female contraceptives are publicly for sale. That’s one hell of a blatant double
standard isn’t it? As a matter of fact, I heard on a local radio show that the morning-
after pill isn’t even available PERIOD in the town I live in. I don’t know if that’s true
or not but if so it doesn’t seem fair or medically ethical either.

Currently the only way the government lets you get your hands on these withheld
medications is by convincing a doctor to grant you a prescription which permits you
to purchase them. They are otherwise hidden away only to be accessed when and IF
permission is granted following consultations and proper documentation being drawn
up. This system is far too controlling for my liking. I think the government should
relinquish the tight hold it has on medicine and allow pharmacies to make more meds
accessible to the public without the requirement of getting permission from a
physician. Some people don’t like going to doctors or don’t have a doctor and thus
are missing out on meds that might otherwise change their lives if they could just buy
them off the shelf or on the Internet without scrutiny from others. In other cases a
doctor might disagree with your personal diagnosis of a condition and refuse to give
you a prescription for a med you’d like to try. Or they might have other reasons for
rejecting your request. But why the hell shouldn’t you be able to easily try out a safe
medication on your own if you think it might help you?

And I’m not suggesting that permission for getting meds should be shifted from
doctors to pharmacists either. In my experience I’ve found that pharmacists aren’t as
knowledgeable as you might expect and can on occasion be quite difficult to deal
with. I think that consulting with a pharmacist to get access to a medicine you want
could be EVEN HARDER than going to a doctor. No, what I’m saying is that people
should have open access to more medications without obstruction or interference
from ANYONE.

I posted this subject on a web forum and heard the argument that medication is
simply too dangerous for the general public to purchase on their own. TOO
DANGEROUS??? Well, if some meds are dangerously poisonous then by all means
withhold them. But you can buy lots of things in retail stores that are deadly if used
incorrectly, like household cleaning products for example. That’s why they come
with explicit instructions. It seems to me that many prescription drugs could be made
publicly available and if they require warning labels then put warnings on them and
perhaps restrict sales to adults only. But come on, is something like a topical
antibiotic cream for instance really THAT dangerous to use if you follow the
directions? I don’t believe so for one second.

Another thing I heard was that the public just isn’t intelligent enough to do self-
diagnoses of themselves. I believe this might be the thinking in medical circles as well.
I agree that with major, more complex diseases that might be the case. But simple
ailments can be very obvious to almost anyone with a brain. And even if you do
misdiagnose yourself and take a drug you don’t need that is safe to use, BIG DEAL!
That doesn’t mean you’re doing yourself irreparable harm does it?

I believe that the obtuse reasons I heard on the Internet for withholding medicine from
us actually represent the government’s reasoning on this subject as well -- that Big
Brother feels we’re neither smart enough to diagnose ourselves or administer
medication to ourselves.

I really believe the obstacles to getting meds should be knocked down. In fact, you
should be able to order them off of Amazon.com if you want. The government is just
way too hypocritical on this issue not to be playing manipulative games with our
health. While they hide life-saving medication behind locked doors as though they’re
covering up a UFO incident, they openly sell every kind of booze imaginable in their
liquor stores to anyone over the age of nineteen! Alcohol impairs you, it can poison
you, and the hard stuff is practically as toxic as turpentine, yet they’ll sell it to
virtually ANYONE! As well, they allow the sale of tobacco products while openly
declaring cigarettes to be lethal to your health. If they’re selling booze and allowing
cigarette sales they can certainly loosen up a little and make some more meds
available too.

The news media -- and now the government -- have spent the last while pushing to
make marijuana available to the public on a widespread level. Well how about making
a little noise about allowing off-the-shelf antibiotics to be made available to the
masses too? Nope, that just isn’t going to happen. Why is this? Because there seems
to be some form of twisted morality at play when it comes to medicine: a tacit
stigmatization and negative judgment of the ill. This can be seen in how you have to
almost make a formal case to a government agent in the form of a doctor in order to
buy medication. This system that forces you to go through a doctor in order to
possibly get a drug also serves as an economic benefit to doctors as well in that it
increases their patient visits. Hey, believe me, I have nothing against MDs -- I find
them to be extremely helpful -- but I’m just making an assessment based on what I’ve
observed!

Presumably the reason why pharmacies are so tight when it comes to the selling of
medication is because they’re following strict government regulations. But I think the
government should loosen up the regulations and let pharmaceutical companies have
more freedom to sell their products to us. And while I don’t claim to speak for Big
Pharma, I’m sure they would be very willing to market many of their currently
restricted medicines to the general public if the rules were relaxed in order to allow
them to do so. I for one would welcome this.
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Instead of making the great multitude of
modern day pharmacological choices
openly available to us, they’re concealed
secretly out of sight behind the counter
with the pharmacists as though to deny
their very existence even. It seems to me
that way more varieties of medicine
should be available for the public to buy
freely in drugstores and elsewhere. I’ve
had to treat a couple of ailments over the
past few years and I’ve seen what
pharmacists stock in their aisles. Granted,
there are many products available for
common problems and that’s a damn
good thing.

But why are no antibiotics available? Yes,
there are some first aid creams and
ointments for cuts and burns that claim to
have antibiotics to prevent infections in
them -- but that’s it! Why are there no
creams dedicated specifically to
FIGHTING infection break outs after
they’ve erupted? Because people don’t
GET infections? Bullshit!!! Try telling
that to anyone who’s had to deal with a
shingles or herpes flare-up! And what
about birth control pills? Or abortion
pills? Condoms available in every variety
you can imagine -- and some you cannot -
- are widely available off the shelf, but no
female contraceptives are publicly for
sale. That’s one hell of a blatant double
standard isn’t it? As a matter of fact, I
heard on a local radio show that the
morning-after pill isn’t even available
PERIOD in the town I live in. I don’t
know if that’s true or not but if so it
doesn’t seem fair or medically ethical
either.

Currently the only way the government
lets you get your hands on these withheld
medications is by convincing a doctor to
grant you a prescription which permits
you to purchase them. They are otherwise
hidden away only to be accessed when
and IF permission is granted following
consultations and proper documentation
being drawn up. This system is far too
controlling for my liking. I think the
government should relinquish the tight
hold it has on medicine and allow
pharmacies to make more meds
accessible to the public without the
requirement of getting permission from a
physician. Some people don’t like going
to doctors or don’t have a doctor and thus
are missing out on meds that might
otherwise change their lives if they could
just buy them off the shelf or on the
Internet without scrutiny from others. In
other cases a doctor might disagree with
your personal diagnosis of a condition
and refuse to give you a prescription for a
med you’d like to try. Or they might have
other reasons for rejecting your request.
But why the hell shouldn’t you be able to
easily try out a safe medication on your
own if you think it might help you?

And I’m not suggesting that permission
for getting meds should be shifted from
doctors to pharmacists either. In my
experience I’ve found that pharmacists
aren’t as knowledgeable as you might
expect and can on occasion be quite
difficult to deal with. I think that
consulting with a pharmacist to get
access to a medicine you want could be
EVEN HARDER than going to a doctor.
No, what I’m saying is that people should
have open access to more medications
without obstruction or interference from
ANYONE.

I posted this subject on a web forum and
heard the argument that medication is
simply too dangerous for the general
public to purchase on their own. TOO
DANGEROUS??? Well, if some meds
are dangerously poisonous then by all
means withhold them. But you can buy
lots of things in retail stores that are
deadly if used incorrectly, like household
cleaning products for example. That’s
why they come with explicit instructions.
It seems to me that many prescription
drugs could be made publicly available
and if they require warning labels then put
warnings on them and perhaps restrict
sales to adults only. But come on, is
something like a topical antibiotic cream
for instance really THAT dangerous to
use if you follow the directions? I don’t
believe so for one second.

Another thing I heard was that the public
just isn’t intelligent enough to do self-
diagnoses of themselves. I believe this
might be the thinking in medical circles
as well. I agree that with major, more
complex diseases that might be the case.
But simple ailments can be very obvious
to almost anyone with a brain. And even if
you do misdiagnose yourself and take a
drug you don’t need that is safe to use,
BIG DEAL! That doesn’t mean you’re
doing yourself irreparable harm does it?

I believe that the obtuse reasons I heard
on the Internet for withholding medicine
from us actually represent the
government’s reasoning on this subject as
well -- that Big Brother feels we’re
neither smart enough to diagnose
ourselves or administer medication to
ourselves.
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