Death by Medicine

  1. Didn't we already know this!
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  3. by   susanna
    "This fully referenced report shows the number of people having in-hospital, adverse reactions to prescribed drugs to be 2.2 million per year. The number of unnecessary antibiotics prescribed annually for viral infections is 20 million per year. The number of unnecessary medical and surgical procedures performed annually is 7.5 million per year. The number of people exposed to unnecessary hospitalization annually is 8.9 million per year."

    Interesting article. I can believe the above piece from my own personal experiences but I'm not sure if I can believe what they say next. I'd want to check their statistics.

    "It is now evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the US."
  4. by   crankyasanoldma
    I'm suspicious of any website that states "conventional medicine will kill you" and then touts a bunch of vitimins and remedies to cure you of all your ills.
  5. by   missmercy
    Malpractice lawyers must love reports like that! Yes, medical personel make mistakes, yes those mistakes can cause death.... but heck! Do we have to sue everybody who worked in that day? Where is the common sense?! I am all for alternative forms of meicine -- but folks -- risks abound there too! I agree -- any source that blames conventional medicine for a majority of deaths and then announces the cure all -- seems a bit suspicious to me too!