Letters to the Editor

Letter: Dementia studies

Note the headlines and the dates please. After, ask yourself why these drugs are still destroying the minds of humans when time after time and over time and more time itself, the same concerns/conclusions are reached. Per Web MD, Sept. 25, 2012 - “Insomnia, Anxiety Drugs May Raise Dementia Risk” “Seniors who take certain kinds of drugs to treat anxiety or insomnia may be more likely to develop dementia than those who do not, a new study shows.” Mercola.com, March 13, 2013 - “Clear Association That Xanax, Valium, and Other Benzodiazepines Can Cause Dementia: Study” CBSNEWS.com, Sept. 09, 2014 - “Long-term use of some common anti-anxiety and insomnia drugs may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life.” After millions of seniors harmed, the speculation ends Jan. 26, 2015. A new study published in JAMA states “Study suggests sleeping drugs can increase risk of Alzheimer’s.” The opening line reads: “Over-the-counter sleeping aids and hay-fever treatments can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a large study has found.” 37 percent of seniors are prescribed/purchase these drugs. Doomed to dementia for corporate profits. Sick. Why is there no editorials/outcry/congressional investigations? Why are these drugs still sold when there’s alternatives? Demand a recall immediately.

Mark Cook, Boise