AVBRYTA sees Natural Medicine as a real opportunity to provide credible healing outcomes without the medicinal side effects - and we combine this with Natural Products that bypass the need for extensive medicinal intakes, Healthy Living Advice, and Low Cost Monthly Contributions to a Health Cost Gap Safety Plan (HCGSP) to safe-guard you against those unexpected hikes in the cost of your care.
Rising Cost of Healthcare
We recognize that healthcare costs have skyrocketed and so have insurance premiums alongside them. The more marginalized members of our communities are most impacted, and even though some of us are more well off, we are all feeling the high costs of healthcare.
Unexpected medical costs can bankrupt a family and Medical bills are reported to be the number-one cause of U.S. bankruptcies. One study has claimed that 62.1% of bankruptcies were caused by medical issues. Another claims that over two million people are adversely affected by their medical expenses (source: https://www.thebalancemoney.com).
Americans spend hundreds of billions on prescription medications every year, with that figure projected to keep growing. And now a new report shows that the top-selling brand-name prescription drugs in the U.S. earn more than $60 billion a year for their manufacturers, with the biggest money-maker topping $13 billion per year in sales on its own.
“I don’t think anyone in the system is taking into account the patient’s financial health,” explains Colorado pharmacist Tom Gierwatoski. “You have patients who are having to make choices between dinner or drugs.”
Traumatic Physical Side Effects of Modern Medicine...
The lady screaming in the short video to the right is doing so to highlight the side effects of modern medicinal prescriptions (whether behind the counter or not). In this case she has severe abdominal pains. The first issue is that about half of medications for chronic disease aren't taken as directed, according to a review published in 2012 in Annals of Internal Medicine. The problem had been estimated to result in increased hospitalizations, more premature deaths and a tab of between $100 billion and $289 billion a year.
Since then, the problem has grown worse. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that non-adherence causes 30 to 50 percent of chronic disease treatment failures and 125,000 deaths per year in the United States. Almost 50 percent of patients being treated with statins (cholesterol lowering medications) who stop their therapy within one year have up to a 25 percent increased risk for dying. The tab has also grown to around 500 billion a year!
The second issue is this - Medicinal side effects are a serious problem. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 100,000 Americans die from reactions to prescription drugs each year, making this the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. The death toll from ILLEGAL drugs stands at 10,000. Houston (and every other part of the country), we have a problem!
To tackle the problem, the US Food and Drug Administration collects data from people who experience adverse events while taking prescribed drugs, but an analysis of that database has now discovered that it is full of noise and errors.
The Food and Drug Administration Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) works in a similar way to the UK’s Yellow Card Scheme, enabling anyone to report drug side effects, not just doctors. Because the database is continuously updated, it’s often used by researchers seeking to understand and reduce drug side effects.
But when one team attempted to use the database for a study like this, they found the data too flawed to use. This prompted Brian Shoichet of the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues at Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research, to take a closer look.
In many instances it has been determined that we are not better off taking prescription medications when the side effects could kill us in worst case scenarios, and reduce our health considerably and permanently, in best case scenarios.
This is primarily where AVBRYTA comes in advocating for Zero Medicinal Intakes (ZMI). Learn More...