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Prescription Drugs - Leading Killer in USA

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by positivenote, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. positivenote

    positivenote Regular Member

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    This article was written in 2000..it seems to get worse every year.



    The JOURNAL of the AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (JAMA) Vol 284, No 4, July 26th 2000 article written by Dr Barbara Starfield, MD, MPH, of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, shows that medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in the United States.

    The report apparently shows there are 2,000 deaths/year from unnecessary surgery; 7000 deaths/year from medication errors in hospitals; 20,000 deaths/year from other errors in hospitals; 80,000 deaths/year from infections in hospitals; 106,000 deaths/year from non-error, adverse effects of medications - these total up to 225,000 deaths per year in the US from iatrogenic causes which ranks these deaths as the # 3 killer. Iatrogenic is a term used when a patient dies as a direct result of treatments by a physician, whether it is from misdiagnosis of the ailment or from adverse drug reactions used to treat the illness. (drug reactions are the most common cause).

    http://www.cancure.org/medical_errors.htm
     
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    TermsB Senior Member

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    Yeah there was some crazy statistic that showed that something in the range of 70%+ of all prescriptions are to counter-act effects caused by other prescriptions.
     
  3. nipit007

    nipit007 Junior Member

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    If you want to live, don't go to the Hospital!!!! My wife is a nurse....Horror stories abound.........
     
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    Adlad Power Member

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    So in the year 2000, 616 people died every DAY because of this? That seems a crazy number. Wonder what it is now
     
  5. Adlad

    Adlad Power Member

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    Better question... Why would someone have a coffin as their AV? Weirdo.
     
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    That's why alternative medicine is becoming more and more popular.

    My choice is chiropractic!! I say stick it to the medical model :thefinger
     
  7. positivenote

    positivenote Regular Member

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    Cause thats where mothefuckas end up...one way or the mothefuckin other.:yield:
     
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    Damn thats messed up. Especially considering how much they fking charge people for treatment in the US.
     
  9. Keedev

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    Crazy, but at the same time believable.. I wonder what the top killer drug is.. Another good reason to have a supply activated charcoal..