Deaths from avoidable medical error more than double in past decade, investigation shows: Scientific American Blog
"Preventable medical mistakes and infections are responsible for about 200,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, according to an investigation by the Hearst media corporation. The report comes 10 years after the Institute of Medicine's "To Err Is Human" analysis, which found that 44,000 to 98,000 people were dying annually due to these errors and called for the medical community and government to cut that number in half by 2004."
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In Illinois today the Governor reported that sales of ephedra will be banned. There is no mention of a ban on sales on pharmaceuticals that are known to have killed many more than just one person. 19.05.03
1. The market place of the pharmaceutical industry is the human body. The foundation of this industry is the 'Business with Diseases' - not its prevention or eradication.
2. More than 24,000 pharmaceutical drugs currently on the market - 98% of all drugs - are without any proven therapeutic value.
3. The dangerous side effects of these pharmaceutical drugs have become the third fourth leading cause of death - after heart attack, strokes and cancer - thereby further expanding the global pharmaceutical market.