Everyone one alive today has ingested at least once in his life, painkillers. Painkillers come in different shapes and forms.
The main idea is to kill pain. If you think of the name, you will see that they aren't doing what they are supposed to do. If you kill someone, that is the end of him. I am not saying that you should kill someone; I am just using that as an analogy. If you kill someone he will not be coming back. Death is the opposite of life. So you would expect pain killers to kill pain where it hurts so that it doesn't come back. Is it a ploy by pharmaceutical companies to rip us off? I would say that is a good guess. Have you noticed how pain killers are advertised?

Do you feel tired?

Are you eyes heavy?

Do you feel you can't take it anymore?

Ibuprofen will get you in shape in no time. Ibuprofen, the boost you need for daily living.

These symptoms are normal and you are supposed to be tired at the end of a hard day's job. You are supposed to have heavy eyes because you need to get some sleep. They make you buy their drugs by telling you what you want to hear. They even create imaginary illnesses. They play with your mind to the point that you think you really need those drugs on a daily basis. The problem with pain killers like Ibuprofen, Paracetamol, Advil, etc, is that they can be addictive. If you become addicted to pain killers, you are doomed! Why? Here is an extract of the side effects of pain killers.

Here is an extract from Wikipedia about Ibuprofen side effects:

Common adverse effects include: nausea, dyspepsia, gastrointestinal ulceration/bleeding, raised liver enzymes, diarrhea, constipation, epistaxis, headache, dizziness, priapism, rash, salt and fluid retention, and hypertension. A study from 2010 has shown that regular use of NSAIDs was associated with an increase in hearing loss.Infrequent adverse effects include: esophageal ulceration, heart failure, hyperkalemia, renal impairment, confusion, and bronchospasm.

You would think a product that can cause so many side effects would never be licensed for public consumption. That goes to show how powerful the lobbying group behind pharmaceuticals are. We know that drugs like cocaine and heroin can be deadly. The truth is, painkillers are just as bad. You can overdose on painkillers and a lot of people have died taking them. Of course you don't really hear about it until a celebrity dies. Michael Jackson was addicted to pain killers. He died because he could not get off those deadly medications. All his fans who did the moonwalk after his death were all probably on pain killers to relieve the pain of their loss. This is not to insinuate that the pharmaceutical company killed Michael Jackson. It highlights that painkillers can be addictive and deadly. Furthermore, they are widely available over the counter to anyone and everyone. Should pain killers be banned? Why would you want to do that? You might just be replacing one problem with another.

Drugs like cocaine and heroin are already proscribed substances but still people find a way to get them. If there is someone willing to buy, there will always be someone kind enough to sell. It is a case of supply and demand. If you want to stop drug trafficking, you need to stop people from depending on drugs. That will be a big task to undertake.

There is no end in sight to the problem of legal drug trafficking. The irony of this can be seen in the Coffee Shops in Holland aka the Netherlands. The Government figured that if they ban smoking marijuana or other so called soft drugs, people will just continue to smuggle and smoke. They devised a way to tax smoking drugs. They allowed people to open what is known as Coffee Shops. They serve everything apart from coffee. You can go into a coffee shop and smoke drugs to your heart's content, however, you are not allowed to sell drugs. Where do the drugs that are sold in coffee shops come from? The Government of the Netherlands and the Coffee shop owners should know better. By the way drug trafficking is illegal in Holland. If you have just stepped out of a coffee shop in Holland, you might think you are allowed to walk around with drugs in your pocket. You must be mistaken. The Police have powers to stop you and search for drugs. You could still be arrested even you bought the drugs in a Coffee Shop. You will have to explain how 1 kilo of marijuana is for personal use. You could possibly claim it is for the whole family, your father, mother grandma and grandma (suffering from arthritis). They might not believe you, at least they will get a giggle from your lousy attempt to talk your way out of jail.