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Pharmaceutical Drugs are 62,000 Times More Likely to Kill You than Supplements

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Facts taken By Dr. Mercola

According to the Council for Responsible Nutrition, 69 percent of American adults take supplements. But are supplements dangerous? The UK-based, international campaign group, the Alliance for Natural Health International (ANH-Intl) recently revealed data1 showing that compared to supplements, an individual is:

  • Around 900 times more likely to die from food poisoning
  • Nearly 300,000 times more likely to die from a preventable medical injury during a UK hospital stay, which is comparable to the individual risk of dying that active military face in

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Children Increasingly Poisoned By Prescription Medication

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A new study from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center highlights a rise in the number of young children, over half a million each year, admitted to hospitals or seen in emergency departments because of unintentional toxic doses of prescription medication.

The increase in such exposures is so high that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has established the PROTECT Initiative, with the goal of preventing unintended medication overdoses in children.

Dr. Randall Bond and colleagues involved in the study gathered information for 544,133 children 5 years of age and younger who had visited the emergency department (ED) More >

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Drugs and MS: A Sad (But True) Story – Medication Costs Increase 25.4% in 2010

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“The total amount spent on MS medications increased 25.4% from 2009-2010.  The amount had increased 34.4% from 2008-2009 and 18.3% from 2007-2008.  The result is an amount spent in 2010 on MS medications which is double what what spent in 2007.  Double in three years.  If forecasts are correct, the amount spent on MS drugs will more than double again in three years.Much of this increase is due to an increase in the price of each medication.  The price for Copaxone was increased 19% according to the 2010 Drug Trend Report, while utilization for MS drugs is actually decreasing slightly. 

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Tysabri: Deadly brain infection known as PML

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Not only they don’t cure you, they destroy your brain!!! Even FDA admits that “Frequent Tysabri Use Raises PML Risk”. Follow the links below.
The following article is taken from Reuters

* Says 6 new PML cases as of June 7th

* Total PML cases stand at 55, up from 49 as of May 6th

BOSTON, June 17 (Reuters) – Six more patients taking Biogen Idec Inc’s (BIIB.O) multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri have developed a potentially deadly brain infection known as PML, the company said.

The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotechnology company said in its latest monthly update that

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Antibiotics Put 142,000 Into Emergency Rooms Each Year

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control Waits 60 Years to Study the Problem

(Info taken from http://orthomolecular.com)

(OMNS, October 13, 2008) The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has just released “the first report ever done on adverse reactions to antibiotics in the United States” on 13 Aug, 2008. (1) This is “the first report ever”? How is that possible? Antibiotics have been widely used since the 1940s. It is astounding that it has taken CDC so long to seriously study the side effects of these drugs. It is now apparent that there have been decades of an undeserved More >

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