The Four Prescription Drugs You Must Have in a Crisis… And How to Get Them
Dr. David Eifrig
November 14th, 2013
In any crisis event, you could be on your own for days… even weeks.
Hospitals could be impossible to get to. In fact, if we have a bioterrorism attack, plague, or viral outbreak, going to a hospital could be even more dangerous than staying home.
Your town could be without running water for a month or more.
No washing. No flushing toilets. No way to shower, clean dishes, or cleanse wounds.
Every year, poor sanitation kills more than 2 million people around the globe. We don’t see the effects of this very often in the United States, but in a real crisis, poor sanitation is deadly.
As a medical doctor, I can tell you that one of the most important things you must have in your home is a good supply of antibiotics.
Now… how do you get antibiotics when you’re not sick, and which ones should you keep on hand?
Let me explain…
In short, there are four (4) prescription drugs I strongly recommend you have at home.
One of these drugs is an often-overlooked antibiotic, called Doxycycline. Like all antibiotics, it treats bacterial infections.
But the reason you want to have Doxycycline is because it also treats “atypical” bacteria such as Rickettsia, which causes Rocky Mountain spotted fever and typhus.
I’m not sure how much you know about typhus, but it’s extremely deadly (without treatment) and is sometimes referred to as “camp fever” or “hospital fever” because it affects large populations living near one another in poor sanitary conditions.
Typhus epidemics have actually changed history.
Typhus killed 3 million Russians during WWI… and during one dark period in Britain, it killed 10% of the entire population.
The point is, in a city or town with no electricity or running water, and generally poor sanitary conditions, typhus and similar epidemic diseases could definitely strike again.
So Doxycycline is something you should definitely have around. And it’s a lot cheaper and easier to get than most people think. A 10-day generic for Doxycycline shouldn’t cost much more than $10 at any pharmacy.
And in addition to Doxycycline, you definitely should also have three other drugs on hand:
- Ciprofloxin (“Cipro”)
- Bactrim (from the sulfa family).