The FDA was just CAUGHT in the middle of a HUGE lie.
And you’ll never guess who finally exposed the truth.
They BUSTED themselves!
It would be HILARIOUS… if it weren’t so ENRAGING.
The feds just quietly updated the guidance on a popular class of medications used by millions of Americans… especially seniors.
And this update UNDERMINES just about EVERYTHING they said before!
Well, my friend, now the truth is out there – and there’s no going back.
But I’ve got what you need to:
- DETERMINE if you’re on any of these meds yourself and, if you are,
- REPLACE them with SAFER options.
And it starts with a funny word most Americans have never heard of… even the people who take the meds.
An FDA flip-flop
The new warning concerns a class of medication called benzodiazepines.
If that name isn’t familiar… well, that’s just how they like it.
Most people see the word “benzodiazepines” and think, “Well, I’m not taking one of THOSE.”
But don’t breathe that sigh of relief just yet…
Because you MIGHT be on one of those benzodiazepines… and you might not KNOW it!
Here’s a quick way to spot them…
Most of these “benzo” meds’ names end with “-lam” or “-pam”… like alprazolam (Xanax), clonazepam (Klonopin), diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan), and temazepam (Restoril), just to name a few.
These drugs are often used for anxiety, sleep, and seizures… as well as phobias and panic disorders…
And in any given year, they’re taken by about 30 million Americans.
I’ll bet nearly ALL of those folks have NO IDEA of the true risks they’re facing…
Because the feds have DOWNPLAYED and flat-out IGNORED them for years!
Now, they must’ve figured out they can’t get away with it anymore.
Suddenly, and out of the blue, the FDA released a new warning -- ordering a change to the labels to reflect that these drugs can lead to “abuse, misuse, addiction, physical dependence and withdrawal reactions.”
And the effects are WORSE if the drugs are taken with opioid painkillers… alcohol… and/or other meds.
Believe it or not, that’s STILL not the worst of it, because these drugs have ALSO been linked to…
- falls/injuries from falls
- dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and
Oh, and one more for good measure…
And it’s a biggie.
These drugs can increase your risk of DEATH from those same conditions.
A study in 2012, for example, found benzos increase the risk of catching pneumonia by 54%... and DYING of it by a third.
Ain’t that a you-know-what???
First the meds GIVE YOU pneumonia… then they INCREASE your chances of dying from it, too.
But the REAL you-know-what here is that these drugs CURE NOTHING.
They’re band-aid meds that barely COVER UP symptoms… while doing NOTHING to actually IMPROVE or REVERSE the cause.
You’ve got better options here in nearly all cases, like…
- rhodiola or valerian for anxiety and panic
- GABA for a host of sleep and/or mood issues, and
- melatonink.a. the “sleep hormone” for insomnia.
I like the micronized spray form of melatonin, which takes effect almost instantly… so you’re “out” the moment your head hits the pillow.
In Your Corner,
Dr. Allan Spreen