The world is not just getting better and better. People are getting sick less and less often. People are being born with or developing different kinds of chronic diseases at a rate that is often more than double the rate of the last century. It is now common to see people, even those not living in the developed world, with chronic disease, some of which are not caused by bad lifestyle choices.
I could go into more detail, but I’ll leave you with a few of the most important things you can glean from this infographic. More healthy people are living longer. More people are being born with or developing chronic diseases. And more people are being born with or developing chronic diseases at a rate that is sometimes more than double the rate of the last century.
We would like to think that this infographic will change our thoughts about the future. But that’s not much of a surprise. It’s like when we see news about a new car, we expect to see an improvement in overall driving. But when we see news about a new car, we expect to see an improvement in overall driving, but not necessarily a big improvement in the cars themselves.
Most people will have no idea what to make of this infographic or any other of the many other news stories we’ve seen these days about a growing number of diseases and health issues that are more common in the developed world. But we do know that if we’re not making a lot of progress in fighting them, those diseases will just keep on growing and spreading. We’re seeing this in our own health as well.
The good news is that the increase in some diseases in the developed world is due to a change in the way we treat them. Most of the illnesses we have today are the result of what we used to call “wasteful medicine.” In the past, doctors would treat ailments with “dressing up” and doing extra “stuff” to them like giving them antibiotics and other drugs.
For example, the best antibiotics are ones that actually work. The use of antibiotics has gone from basically a waste of money to “good medicine.” These days we only use a tiny fraction of the amount of antibiotics that once we did. This means that we’re spending more on drugs for things that are not really helpful and less on drugs that are truly lifesaving.
What we’re seeing is a world where we have less antibiotics, but we’re using them much more. We are only using a tiny fraction of the antibiotics that we once used. We are now spending an increasing amount of money on drugs that are not really lifesaving. This is a problem because it is actually making us sicker.
The problem with this is that if we’re spending more on drugs that are not really lifesaving, then we have less money for other things that are lifesaving. In the US, the pharmaceutical industry is bleeding the nation dry. They are also using a lot more money to make sure that their drugs are as effective as possible. Of course, this is exactly what the FDA is doing with the antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
The FDA is also getting into the drugs for HIV and malaria that are effective but not very safe. In a recent announcement, the FDA stated that it was giving the green light for the first drug that is made for HIV to be prescribed to patients that are HIV positive. This is another example of the FDA trying to make drug makers more money by making more choices about what goes in our body.
That brings me to my next point. I want to talk about drugs. The FDA is making drug companies more money by making more choices about what goes in our body.