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News :: Human Rights : International
American Hospice Problems
10 Jan 2013
Families of terminally ill patients are sometimes easy prey for those in the medical profession with financial ties to international drug companies.
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Few would object to the use of morphine or methadone for dying patients, despite its side effects such as constipation and inability to focus. But nurses, doctors, and others dominated by international drug companies frequently push many other pills onto dying patients. Some patients receive 9 or more pills at a time.

Halperidol* (haldol) (the kind of drug forced on patients in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest) and other 'antidepressants' correlated to homicide and suicide.

Lorazipam (Ativan.. more addictive than cocaine)

Sleeping pills

Stool softeners

Blood pressure medication

Etc.


When all these pills, given at the same time, cause nausea…Phenergan is added to the chemical mix. The toxic mix of infinite commutations and permutations created by giving as many as 9 pills or more at once has not been studied. Studies have been done on the side effects of individual drugs (sometimes by the manufacturer with ties to the FDA). Some studies have been done about 2 or 3 drugs in combination. But NINE?

Sometimes the opposite condition prevails and it is hard for patients to receive sufficient morphine.

In the case of at home hospices, some providers send teams of 3 or more people to a home to attempt to pressure grief stricken and exhausted relatives not to use free options (such as the Veterans’ Administration forSoldiers). Relatives have been told such fearmongering tactics as 'the drive in the ambulance will kill the patient'.

Threatening to go to a competitor hospice can be like shaking a ripe-fruited tree. Suddenly the client family is made aware that they are entitled to more hours of help from overnight aides etc.



http://www.livestrong.com/article/103868-hospice-medications-used-cancer/
See also:
http://www.livestrong.com/article/103868-hospice-medications-used-cancer-patients/

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