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...]
O’Neill is just about the most famous Northern Irish surname – on both sides of the ‘divide’. I wrote to Onora O’Neill, 3 weeks ago, following the last post. There has not been a response. My email may have gone into spam but if it has further emails likely will also. Faced with issues like […]
Infection Super-Spreaders, with Michael Hengartner’s comment… I cannot recommend rejection, as this would mean to reject about 90% of clinical research and call into question everything EBM has achieved, including the Cochrane collaboration. .. opens up an unsettling vista. Calling into question EBM, and the Cochrane Collaboration, has echoes that are little short of well […]
This is a murky story that like Study 329, to which it links, doesn’t leave anyone looking good. First the journal – Frontiers in Psychiatry – which is one of the Frontiers group of journals. As outlined in Neo-Culturalism – a must read to get what is going on here and being done to all […]
SWI There was a fuss after Stormy Weather. A colleague got in touch to ask if my twitter feed had been hacked – he’d been copied in on some weird stuff. I went on twitter to check – I rarely check things out. And noticed 250 notifications – the first few of which were all […]
If it appears in the New York Times it must be true but in truth we have no evidence that Stormy Daniels or Donald Trump or Joe Biden have PSSD or PFS or any related conditions – although there was considerable gossip at one point claiming Donald was taking Finasteride. Probably just Fake News. There […]