"The AA who takes pills is trading the devil for the witch. If you are using pills, openly or secretly, don't try to convince anyone that your sober or living th AA way of life. It just aint so."
~1948 Works Publishing, Inc
Alcoholics Anonymous members pretty much say whatever they want. The open floor, no cross talk, meeting style gives all members a platform to speak their opinions to the group. Often times that it is a personal opinion and not the position of Alcoholics Anonymous is not specified. Such sensitive subjects such as medications and being really "sober" are often preached about in meetings. As to whether or not it represents AA as a whole, it doesn't matter. There is no one in charge of meetings to counter an over-aggressive speaker that gives advice about what meds are OK to take or not. This can (and has) led to problems over the years. People have even died or become quite ill after making a medical decision based upon an AA group's opinion about medical issues.
Sometimes people think that they shouldn't take medications prescribed by a doctor and this can lead to serious health issues. Because this is a highly sensitive and dangerous subject that has caused much controversy over the years, I think that the med issue should be part of each reading of every meeting. It's irresponsible that the readings pertain to repetitious and boring banter that is part of the main text of alcoholics anonymous, and nothing of important issues regarding health and safety. To me it shows that AA is more interested in selling/promoting AA rather than offering respectable and sound advice, and making sure that the opposite doesn't occur in meetings.