Medical destruction: Its not just opioids
By Jon Rappoport
Some people are just waking up to medical destruction, by way of
news on the opioid epidemic.
Theyre late to the party, but thats all right. They can catch
Here are a few horrific catch-up quotes. Ill discuss the source
appropriately prescribed prescription drugs are the fourth
leading cause of deathAbout 330,000 patients die each year from
prescription drugs in the US and Europe.
They [the drugs] cause an epidemic of about 20 times more [6.6
million per year] hospitalizations, as well as falls, road
accidents, and about 80 million [per year] medically minor problems
such as pains, discomforts, and dysfunctions that hobble
productivity or the ability to care for others.
Deaths from overmedication, errors, and self-medication would
increase these figures.
In other words, the 330,000 deaths per year, the 6.6 million
hospitalizations per year, and the 80 million medically minor
problems per yearall of this stems from CORRECTLY PRESCRIBED
The quotes come from the ASA [American Sociological Association]
publication called Footnotes, in its November 2014 issue. The
article is The Epidemic of Sickness and Death from Prescription
Drugs. The author of the article is Donald W Light.
Donald W Light is a professor of medical and economic sociology.
He is a founding fellow of the Center for Bioethics at the
University of Pennsylvania. In 2013, he was a fellow at the Edmond
J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard. He is a Lokey Visiting
Professor at Stanford University and a Fellow of the Royal Society
Its been my policy to quote medical analysts who have mainstream
credentials, when it comes to adding up the results of medical-drug
I do this to show that, in refusing to fix the holocaust, the
federal government, medical schools, and pharmaceutical companies
cant claim their critics and detractors are fringe researchers.
Believe me, the officials who should have been fixing the
enormous tragedy for at least the past 15 years are intent on
When you stop and think about the meaning of these medical
numbers, one of the things you realize is: this massive destruction
of life envelops whole countries.
It not only maims and kills, it brings emotional turmoil and
loss to the families, friends, co-workers, and colleagues of those
who are killed and maimed: the 330,000 who are killed and the 6.6
million who are hospitalized and the 80 million whose productivity
is hobbled or whose ability to care for others is significantly
If you consciously se...