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FDA-approved drugs kill 100,000 every year
Small Government Times ^ | 2013-11-06 | Steve Adcock

Posted on 11/06/2013 6:20:51 AM PST by sdnet

Medications approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration result in 100,000 deaths every year from what the federal agency describes as “Adverse Drug Reactions”, or ADRs. Worse, over 2 million Americans suffer non-deadly adverse reactions to drugs every year that the FDA has approved “safe”.

ADRs refer to negative reactions that Americans suffer from taking drugs as directed by their doctor or the drug’s manufacturer. These cases DO NOT include overdoses or drug abuse.

In fact, the FDA claims that adverse drug reactions account for the 4th leading cause of death “ahead of pulmonary disease, diabetes, AIDS, pneumonia, accidents and automobile deaths”. Who is the FDA truly protecting, and what responsibility does the FDA accept in the number of deaths that result from its approved drugs? These deaths give the phrase “FDA Warning” a whole new meaning.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blogpimp; drugs; fda; healthcare; obamacare

1 posted on 11/06/2013 6:20:51 AM PST by sdnet
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To: sdnet

How many people are alive due to the use of FDA approved drugs?


2 posted on 11/06/2013 6:22:57 AM PST by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: sdnet

My mother ended up in the ICU and hospital due to drug reactions and stupid doctors not knowing what others doctors had prescribed! I had to tell them what was wrong after I read about their contraindications in a PDR!


3 posted on 11/06/2013 6:25:18 AM PST by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary & remove the son of a kenyan mooslimb)
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To: sdnet

I know several people who are on more than 10 drugs at the same time.


4 posted on 11/06/2013 6:25:55 AM PST by gattaca ("If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." Mark Twain)
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To: tips up

What does that have to do with this article? THey are totally screwing up here! Approving crap that should not ever be approved. As well as multitudes of mental narcotic drugs that only mask over spiritual problems and help to create more problems! The profit motive is way way too important in healthcare and medicine. Profit is good, but when you have that as the motive in medicine, it ends up like this story reveals.


5 posted on 11/06/2013 6:27:10 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: tips up

What does that have to do with this article? THey are totally screwing up here! Approving crap that should not ever be approved. As well as multitudes of mental narcotic drugs that only mask over spiritual problems and help to create more problems! The profit motive is way way too important in healthcare and medicine. Profit is good, but when you have that as the motive in medicine, it ends up like this story reveals.


6 posted on 11/06/2013 6:27:10 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: sdnet

More people die from malpractice than from guns.


7 posted on 11/06/2013 6:29:25 AM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: windcliff

...too many drugs ping....


8 posted on 11/06/2013 6:30:18 AM PST by onedoug
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To: sdnet

Per Ebenezer Scrooge, they are reducing the surplus population.


9 posted on 11/06/2013 6:35:36 AM PST by lurk
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To: tips up

I am more interested in how many people have suffered/ died due to FDA not approving drugs... or not approving them in a timely fashion.


10 posted on 11/06/2013 6:39:42 AM PST by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: fabian
They are totally screwing up here! Approving crap that should not ever be approved. As well as multitudes of mental narcotic drugs that only mask over spiritual problems and help to create more problems!

FHU

11 posted on 11/06/2013 6:41:34 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: momincombatboots

That’s a better question. The adverse event data is mostly garbage data. It’s user entered and there’s no verification that it’s true.

I get that this is a journalist from the ‘good team’ but it’s still a drive by headline with no honest thought put into it.


12 posted on 11/06/2013 6:42:43 AM PST by tfecw (It's for the children)
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To: sdnet

Get rid of the FDA and this won’t be a problem.


13 posted on 11/06/2013 6:49:35 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: Alex Murphy

most all of these mass shootings are done by people that either are on or have stopping takings their mental meds!


14 posted on 11/06/2013 6:52:24 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: fabian
most all of these mass shootings are done by people that either are on or have stopping takings their mental meds!

Is it the meds, or the mental problems, that are most likely responsible?
15 posted on 11/06/2013 6:55:09 AM PST by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: fabian
most all of these mass shootings are done by people that either are on or have stopping takings their mental meds!

Well, I'm convinced! So which is it that makes them shoot up people? Being on their meds, or being off their meds?

16 posted on 11/06/2013 6:57:49 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Alex Murphy

It would be quitting them, obviously. Or failure to get them. They are godsends for sanity maintenance purposes when chosen well (out of many dozens of possibilities today), but they don’t cure the problem.


17 posted on 11/06/2013 7:01:01 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: fabian

The spiritual problem happens when the person never looks further than the medications. Medications are neutral things; they can be used for good or ill. I take the opposite approach: the choice of a medication should be that of the doctor, but with the patient having the right of final refusal. And doctors should have skin in the game, and people should be careful to choose doctors of good repute.


18 posted on 11/06/2013 7:05:43 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Alex Murphy

If someone’s that genuinely risky then that someone should be followed up on closely if not kept in the proverbial insane asylum. A more sincerely Christian society would have better answers to such situations which would embrace both spiritual and medical worlds. Everything that is not in itself sin can have a good use.


19 posted on 11/06/2013 7:13:00 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Alex Murphy

The problem is that the meds only magnify over time, very real spiritual problems. Therefore, when off or sometimes even on,those demons will talk to the person and get them to act out their will...the will to try and get people into hell.


20 posted on 11/06/2013 7:43:38 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: fabian
Ah, yes. A world without risk. Wouldn't that be nice?Those of us who choose to live in the real world, however, realize that all medicines come with benefits and risks. The FDA regularly sits on new therapies that could be improving or saving lives. They do so because it is a political organization that does everything it can to cover its ass. As a result, drug discovery is an expensive and time consuming process that stymies innovation. Great. And you think we need more of this?

Creating sophisticated compounds to treat complex diseases is fraught with risk. Moving from a clinical trial involving hundreds/thousands, to a commercialized product that is used by millions, is going to cause some unfortunate side effects.....human physiology being so different and all.

It is what it is. Trying to eliminate this risk will only kill innovation. And I don't know if you're paying attention to the problems we're facing with treating infections, but this isn't a time to be circling the wagons.

21 posted on 11/06/2013 7:50:10 AM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: seeker41
stupid doctors not knowing what others doctors had prescribed!

The patient bears no responsibility to inform each health care provider of their current medication list. The physician should prognosticate the information from their arse?
BS

22 posted on 11/06/2013 9:12:57 AM PST by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: NautiNurse

My mother passed away 3 years ago. She had Dystonia for 25 years.

My father and myself both carried lists of all her medications and their dosages along with the frequency of dose. These were always noted as the nurses did their charting initially and copies were attached in her chart.

Can doctors not read? Do they review charts and meds?

It is not BS! They made mistakes and admitted it!

Gabapentin (Neurontin) caused a severe med. interaction almost causing her death. That was discovered by myself going through the PDR and reading interactions of drugs. I pointed this out to 2 sets of doctors-infection control and neurology.

Now I will ask again, do stupid doctors not know how to read case notes, med. lists or consult with eachother!


23 posted on 11/06/2013 9:38:09 AM PST by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary & remove the son of a kenyan mooslimb)
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To: Mase

Innovation for what? Managing symptoms mostly is all these drugs do! Living longer is not the end all. Finding the did ease in our spirit is the answer. Fhu.com has that pathway.


24 posted on 11/06/2013 11:52:42 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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