The study estimating that 100,000 Americans die each year from their prescriptions looked only at deaths from known side effects. That is, those deaths didn’t happen because the doctor made a mistake and prescribed the wrong drug, or the pharmacist made a mistake in filling the prescription, or the patient accidentally took too much. Unfortunately, thousands of patients die from such mistakes too, but this study looked only at deaths where our present medical system wouldn’t fault anyone. Tens of thousands of people are dying every year from drugs they took just as the doctor directed. This shows you how dangerous medications are. MORE...Howie P.S.: There no cases of death by a lethal dose of marijuana.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Another Argument for WA I-1068
"100,000 Americans Die Each Year from Prescription Drugs, While Pharma Companies Get Rich" (Daniela Perdomo-AlterNet):