If 250,000 Americans were killed by medications, can you imagine how many more are alive, but suffering from their side-effects?
A better alternative
Often the pharmaceutical companies market a product knowing that there are better alternatives available. Older, or expired-patent drugs are often more effective or have fewer side-effects. They have no legal requirement to promote the best remedy for an ailment, and they don't. They actively try to block or discredit the use of natural remedies, home remedies, and effective cures that cannot be patented.
I firmly believe that nutrition and lifestyle is the key to good health. Natural micronutrients and herbs, (along with the living foods recommended in Grow Youthful) are nearly always the most effective treatment for any ailment. Many doctors are getting better results with diet and lifestyle changes than with drugs, though they risk the ire of their medical associations for not conforming. Whilst manufactured drugs have a place in the treatment of chronic diseases and life-threatening illnesses, they also have a cost. Do not take any drug lightly.