Friday, January 8, 2010

3d leading cause of death? Doctors!

                  What is the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer? That would be the US. Medical system! The total medically-caused deaths every year is over 225,000. And the statistics were generated in July 2000!

                  This includes over 106,000 deaths from FDA approved medicines. The same FDA that lets itself be paid by pharmaceutical firms. The same agency that routinely tries to ban alternative medicines that have an excellent safety record and whose only crime is that they compete with Big Pharma FDA approved drugs.

                  In an exclusive interview Dr. Barbara Starfield discusses her shocking study and why things are getting worse since its original publication.



Lori said...

This may be a little off, but my mom developed MRSA after having minor surgery in November to remove a cyst on her knee and then revisiting the doctors office!

CFS Facts said...

I know a number of people who've developed MRSA, and years ago a friend died of a hospital-acquired infection.

Another friend died as a result of her long-time doctor forgetting for a crucial moment that this pill should not be given to someone with those allergies.

And I've had doctors argue with me "it'll be fine!" when I try to point out that what they want to prescribe is something that I have been told never to take because of adverse reaction to a related drug. They don't even have the option of claiming they "forgot for a moment", because I've reminded them I can't take it and why.

They're just too lazy to think outside the box what else could they prescribe for me besides what they prescribe for 99%of patients, so they BS me that I don't know what I'm talking about (after being told by half a dozen doctors and pharmacists not to take anything in that family, I think I *do* know what I'm talking about when I say I shouldn't take it!).

And, as I always say in these situations, read Dr. Groopman's book "How Doctors Think", which will explain how they manage to kill so many people.