Adverse drug reactions result in 250 000 UK admissions a year
If only the general public really knew the true numbers behind just how much prescription drugs cost our society–lives lost and financial. This study only looks at hospital admission in one country. It does not look at deaths. It does not look at in-hospital errors. And this is just in one country. The true numbers are staggering if you extrapolate them out. The good news? Eventually, the system will fail.
We can’t possibly continue to gouge the pockets of employers and employees to pay for iatrogenic morbidity and mortality. We will come to a critical juncture. I couldn’t tell you exactly when, but I do know the costs associated with our Westernized style of medicine are incredibly high when compared to the poor outcomes we achieve with most of today’s chronic diseases.