Adverse drug events are now the fourth leading cause of death in hospitals.
It’s a reasonable bet they are an even greater cause of death in non-hospital settings where there is no one to monitor things going wrong and no one to intervene to save a life. In mental health, for instance, drug-induced problems are the leading cause of death — and these deaths happen in community rather than hospital settings.
There is also another drug crisis — we are failing to discover new drugs. [Read more...]
This is part one of a two part post. The image is from the opening sequence of Raiders of the Lost Arc and shows Indiana Jones being chased by angry natives with the shakiest of means of escape – like trying to escape in a Ford Pinto which risked bursting into flames. A Fireser 747 […]
The one good thing about the Pandemic is that its given rise to some good cartoons – more on the side of the Resistance I think but am open to being persuaded if anyone wants to send me Clever Cartoons from the Empire’s side. I hope this post doesn’t offend anyone’s sensibilities – it should […]
Rock, Stone, Crack – Disappear was supposed to be the last post of 2021. But this post forced itself forward, partly triggered by Marc Casañas, who with Alex Oncina translated El Naufragio – see Chronicle of a Tyranny Foretold. May We Never Forget One of the stories of 2021 in the English speaking world was […]
The end of the year is a time to turn to more ‘spiritual’ or reflective themes. This year two contrasting spiritualities, featured in previous end of year posts, have been headline news. Rock-etman One set of posts has looked at Salvation through Technology. Religion, Technology and Management. ‘Tis the Season to Rebel. In 2021, we […]
This key post in the Politics of Care series stems from an invite from Norman Fenton to give a lecture on December 6 to a group interested in the evidence swirling around vaccines. It is accompanied by The Handmaid’s Vaccine on RxISK, which gives a video of the talk, whose text and slides are below. […]