Why Medication Can Be Dangerous to Your Health- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leo-galland-md/why-medication-can-be-dan_b_643690.html
Did you know that the majority of FDA approved drugs have serious potential side effects that were not detected before marketing approval? (1)
That about three quarters of a million people a year are rushed to emergency rooms in the U.S. because of adverse drug reactions, according to the CDC? (2)
That the number of medication-related deaths in the U.S. is estimated at over 200,000 a year, making medications the third or fourth leading cause of death in this country? (3)
1) Manag Care Interface. 2005 Oct;18(10):49-52 “Preventing adverse drug reactions in the general population” Pezalla E.
2) JAMA. 2006 Oct 18;296(15):1858-66. “National surveillance of emergency department visits for outpatient adverse drug events.” Budnitz DS, Pollock DA, Weidenbach KN, Mendelsohn AB, Schroeder TJ, Annest JL
3) Pezzalla E., Manag Care Interface. 2005 Oct;18(10):49-52