ADVERSE
DRUG REACTIONS

Since there are over 600 million prescriptions written yearly without scientific evidence, it is no wonder why there are so many ADR’s and deaths annually.

Adverse Drug Reactions

Journal of the American Medical Association, 1998, Vol. 279 No.15; 1216-1217 “We estimated that in 1994 in the United States 106000 (95% CI, 76000-137000) hospital patients died from an ADR. Thus, we deduced that ADRs may rank from the fourth to sixth leading cause of death. Even if the lower confidence limit of 76000 fatalities was used to be conservative, we estimated that ADRs could still constitute the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease (743460), cancer (529904), stroke (150108), pulmonary disease (101077), and accidents (90523); this would rank ADRs ahead of pneumonia (75719) and diabetes (53894). Moreover, when we used the mean value of 106000 fatalities, we estimated that ADR’s could rank fourth, after heart disease, cancer, and stroke as a leading cause of death.”
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Journal of the American Medical Association, 2000; 284(4):483-485
Dr. Barbara Starfield’s Landmark study, “Is US health really the best in the world?” In it, Dr. Starfield concludes that 225,000 people are killed by the medical system in the US every year—106,000 by FDA-approved medicines, which equals over a MILLION deaths per decade. “225000 deaths per year constitutes the third leading cause of death in the United States, after deaths from heart disease and cancer.”
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In an ironic twist of fate, Dr. Starfield died nearly 11 years later following an adverse drug reaction. Her husband penned the following after completing an FDA adverse drug reaction report;

Archives of Internal Medicine, 2012; Vol. 72, No.15; 1174-1177
Chronicle of an Unforetold Death, By: Neil A. Holtzman, M.D., M.P.H.
‘The pathologist attributed the massive hemorrhage to cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA), listing “anticoagulation therapy” on the death certificate under “other significant conditions.”’
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Journal of the American Medical Association, April 25, 2001 Vol 285, No.16; 2114-2120.
Medication Errors and Adverse Drug Events in Pediatric Inpatients
By: Kaushal et al. This was a study of 1120 patients admitted to 2 academic institutions during a 6 week period. There were 616 medication errors (5.7%) from 10,778 medication orders. That was 55 medication errors per 100 admissions. In total, 320 patients accounted for these medication errors and 64 patients had 3 or more errors. The rate was 10 potential ADR’s (Adverse Drug Reactions) per 100 admissions.
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Boston Globe, July 14, 2002 page C1
“Companies have no legal obligation to make public such findings [of adverse effects caused by their drugs].”
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Do you think you’re safe in a Hospital?
The following U.S. Congressional Report says that upwards of 300,000 people are killed each year by Doctor negligence.

Health care reform : hearings before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, first session November 10, 1993.
Page 362
Testimony of Pamela Gilbert Director Public Citizen’s Congress Watch
“There is a virtual epidemic of medical malpractice in this country. Public Citizen estimates that between 150,000 to 300,000 Americans are injured or killed each year by doctor negligence. Extrapolating from a study conducted by Harvard Medical School, approximately 80,000 deaths occur annually due to doctor negligence – more than twice the number of motor vehicle occupants killed each year.”
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Journal of the American Medical Association, 2000; 284(4):483-485
Dr. Barbara Starfield’s Landmark study, “Is US health really the best in the world?” In it, Dr. Starfield concludes that 225,000 people are killed by the medical system in the US every year—106,000 by FDA-approved medicines, which equals over a MILLION deaths per decade. “225000 deaths per year constitutes the third leading cause of death in the United States, after deaths from heart disease and cancer.”
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Journal of Patient Safety, September 2013 – Volume 9 – Issue 3 – p 122–128
A New, Evidence-based Estimate of Patient Harms Associated with Hospital Care
By: John T.James, Ph,D. This study estimated that medical errors contribute to the deaths of between 210,000 and 440,000 patients annually. At the lower end, that’s the equivalent of nearly 10 jumbo jets crashing every week — or the entire population of Birmingham, Alabama dying every year.
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To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System, 1999, Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences Press. By: Kohn L, Corrigan J, Donaldson M, eds.
“More people die in a given year as a result of medical errors than from motor vehicle accidents (43,458), breast cancer (42,297), or AIDS (16,516).”

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