A Nation Addicted to Pills The U.S. makes up approximately 5% of the world’s population and consumes 80% of the world’s opioids. The usage of opioid (narcotic) therapy comes with significant risk e.g. addiction, distorted memory and cognitive function, increased fall risk, overdose etc. The risk of addiction is not to be taken lightly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released in its Public Health Grand Rounds a detailed report focused on the growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse and related overdoses. “The United States is in the grip of an epidemic of prescription drug overdoses. Over 27, 000 people die annually from prescription drug overdoses, a number that has risen five-fold since 1990 and has never been higher”. Prescription drugs are now involved in more overdose deaths than heroin and cocaine combined. Because of these concerns in February 2013 an FDA advisory panel recommended that drugs containing hydrocodone be moved from the more relaxed controls of Schedule III to Schedule II under the Controlled Substances Act. Hydrocodone, they say, is addictive, destructive and easy to access. Over the past decade, addiction and deaths tied to the drugs have soared. (http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/191314821.html) And recently, the DEA reclassified Tramadol as a schedule IV drug because of similar concerns.
These problems aren’t just isolated to the civilian population. “The armed services have recognized the problem as a reflection of what also is playing out in civilian life as well.” “I think in some cases yes, certainly, I think there is over-reliance," said Brig. Gen. Richard Thomas, the Army's assistant surgeon general. "But I think ... it reflects how we are in society; we do have a tendency to rely on prescription meds."…” And the military is exploring new treatments”… "Whether it be acupuncture or biofeedback or yoga therapy, there is a host of other things we can provide to patients to take care of them right, other than narcotics," Thomas said. "Narcotics may still have a role, but it doesn't have to have as big a role, and there are alternatives, and that's the key." Source: Charley Keyes, CNN Senior National Security Producer June 3, 2011 8:00 p.m. EDT. Prescription narcotic abuse is becoming a serious threat to our National Security. See video of a Special Forces General’s personal experience with prescription narcotics. (http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/military/2011-01-27-1Adruggeneral27_...)
We at Ultimaxx Health take this matter and similar ones very seriously and therefore, have made it our mission to develop innovative solutions for these very serious public health problems. Initially, we have developed LEVARE®, a U.S. Patented (No. 8,147,882) clinically tested, safe, and very effective, non-narcotic, non-habit forming OTC pain relief formulation (tablet), that meets a significant and pressing unmet need in both the civilian and military populations. Specifically, it will help to mitigate one of the most critical public health dilemmas of our time, the growing epidemic of prescription narcotic misuse, abuse, overdose and unintended death. Usage of LEVARE, Non-Narcotic Pain Relief is not associated with these types of issues, as all of the 12 natural ingredients have enjoyed centuries of usage and are all generally recognized as safe (GRAS). Furthermore, natural (herbal) ingredients are not typically associated with the same adverse side effects of pharmaceutical products. We are pleased to say that our 2009 clinical study has confirmed this (the full clinical manuscript is available for review or download on our website).
LEVARE represents a safe, effective non-narcotic pain relief alternative which is desperately needed right now. Furthermore, it can also be used concomitantly with OTC and prescription strength pain relief products including narcotics if necessary. This allows consumers to continue taking these products if need be but in reduced amounts, which decreases the risk of drug related adverse events. It goes without saying that the ramifications of this alone are significant for many reasons. The positive benefits of LEVARE were appreciated in several parts of the United States during our beta test from 2010-2014, as we had several organizations carrying LEVARE. These included healthcare clinics (rheumatology, chiropractic etc.) and pharmacies that specialize in the retail of natural products. Pain relief results to date as reported by their patients and customers have been nothing short of phenomenal.
Now is the time for us to move away from products that have a high potential for addiction and significant adverse side effects, and embrace products that are not only clinically effective but actually good for us. Society is desperately crying out for help, so let’s wake up before it’s too late. LEVARE is the solution!
Lenny Lomax, M.D.
President & CEO
LEVARE, Live Pain Free!