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Mark Pedersen - Patient And Advocate
Daily Dose 2010-06-22

Mark Pedersen - Patient And Advocate

This is what separates us from people who just have a headache. They take a Tylenol. 2 hours from now, they’re fine, they move on. Someone with a chronic illness doesn’t walk away from that illness. We live with that the rest of our lives, we deal with it the rest of our lives. I’ve often said it before, people I’ve interviewed before, I said, when the cameras go off, they go home, they, are still chronically ill. They’re still dealing with that health issue. That’s an important thing to understand, when people say, well, there are prescription drugs that can take care of that illness, the unfortunate thing is with prescription drugs is, all prescription drugs, are only meant to be temporary, only meant for a period of time.

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