I consider it a blight on America. Here are statistics on same.
Condition Deaths Annually Cost Author
Adverse Drug Reactions 106,000 $12 billion Lazarou(1), Suh (49)
Medical error 98,000 $2 billion IOM(6)
Unnecessary Procedures 37,136 $122 billion HCUP(3,13)
Surgery-Related 32,000 $9 billion AHRQ(85)
This shortened list includes $145,000 billion in costs and #273,136 deaths annually from these (4) causes
Total chart reveals 8 conditions and shows 783,936 annual deaths and $282 billion dollars cost
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It makes a lot more sense to be to do your best to educate yourself on natural alternatives to drugs, try and eat right, exercise, and take supplements. It is also important to get off sugary drinks, all Diet and Regular and (DIET) Coke, Pepsi, carbonated drinks, all soft drinks, 99% of all bottled flavored drinks of any kind (exceptions could include Pom/Pom juice (Pomegranate juice / sparingly). In addition stay away from empty nutrition, high calorie, high sugar foods.
REMEMBER THAT THE EMPHASIS from the medical community is on TREATMENT and MANAGEMENT of symptoms, and NOT on finding cures.
Money talks, nobody walks!
- 2.2 million people suffer in hospital adverse prescription drug reactions
- Antibiotics are miss prescribed 20 million times a year to ward off viral infections
- Nearly 8 MILLION unnecessary medical and surgical procedures are performed every year
DON'T be a statistic. It is never too late to make a change in your life. Today is the 1st day of the rest of your life.
LORD my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me. O LORD, You brought my soul up from the grave; You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.