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...]
Having previously completed a Masters in Psychology degree, a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and worked in the addiction fields for 8 years in the UK and Ireland, Martin worked as a ‘Peer Support Specialist’ for a year while in New Zealand. Due to his criticism of approaches in mental health and the damage he […]
Editorial Note: We have run previous posts on mefloquine (Lariam) – the The Strange History of Lariam and Lariam Hell and quinoline anti-microbial, as well as on a different group of anti-microbials – the fluoroquinolones – but a lot of their problems overlap. More to the point, those with Mefloquine problems have faced difficulties from Roche that […]
Editorial Note: Its an Irish custom to offer one for the road. Having finished the trilogy on Outsourcing Fascism, here’s one for the road. A little over two years ago I wrote two posts – Little Red Riding Hood and Little Red Stethoscope that give me pleasure today – but also make me worry about […]
Editorial Note: This is part three in a sequence of posts that began with Outsourcing Fascism and continued last week with Not Our Nomination. Our Nomination The RxISK nomination for the SAS JM Prize is Lisa Rosenbaum from the Brigham and Women’s hospital in Boston. Dr Rosenbaum has courageously stood up for the mainstream of […]
Editorial Note: This post continues from Outsourcing Fascism. For more on James Coyne, see Rolf Harris to James Coyne. Coyne was the perfect candidate for a Sense about Science JM Prize until a few years ago. He was the first to wade in and rubbish anyone who might have thought there was something wrong with […]