Lol, not sure if serious but I'm same age as you!
Originally Posted by sole controller
Yeah, pharmaceuticals is something I have a lot of experience of, both as a consumer and having worked in that industry for a long time....
Big money is made all the way along the chain, from manufacture upto the point where you get handed it by your chemist. Obviously there will be a few ethical chemists but most of them have all sorts of scams going on so they can claim back huge amounts of cash from the goverment. If it was more closely regulated then costs to the NHS could be slashed!
I used to be shocked at the money involved sometimes!
I agree with you about natural treatments but let's be real, they aren't an alternative to modern medicine. (I tried doing a meditation course, lasted 3 weeks lol!) If someone wants to try them alongside medication then I think that should be encouraged and can be beneficial to people but it would be foolish and irresponsible to tell someone to stop taking medication and try to get better through meditation/reflexology or any other natural treatment alone