Making medicines safer for all of us

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...]

David’s blog …

Children of the Cure: Hand of History?
May, 27, 2020 | 10 Comments
Doxycycline and Stephen O’Neill
May, 20, 2020 | 9 Comments
There is no Sanity Claus
May, 13, 2020 | 11 Comments
The NICE before Christmas
May, 6, 2020 | 13 Comments
Orders from Nowhere that Kill
April, 29, 2020 | 18 Comments