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...]
Pandora’s Eyes, ©2021 Billiam James From Gaia to Pandora is an instalment in the Politics of Care, which is now the main focus of this site. Pandora: Dos Centavos is a sister piece previously called the Pandora hypothesis. After writing this, I mentioned to my agent that a Pandora Hypothesis would be a closing point […]
An instalment in the Politics of Care In the Beginning For nearly 200 years, concerns about individual and public Health have been a badge for progressive politics. The revolutionaries in Paris in 1790 saw healthcare as close to the most important element of the ancien regime that needed dismantling and replacing with something that would […]
This is the first link to the Politics of Care forum. Comments on this post ideally need to centre on reports of actions – outlines of actions that will make a difference or details of what has resulted from efforts to follow up on the leads here. We need to keep track of what has […]
Serotonin may be our most primitive neurotransmitter and so on theoretical grounds alone there was reason to think that the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibiting drugs (SSRIs) – sold as absolutely and completely safe, the only danger lying in not having them when you needed them – might have significant effects, not all of which would […]
Venus is the black dot in the upper right quadrant of the sun. The plan was to finish the I Can’t Breathe series with Magic is from Venus but then the word Nurture popped onto my radar. There is a Venus Rising to come. The word autonomy starts appearing in medicine and in bioethics sometime […]