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...]
Children of the Cure has just been published – the Preface is on Samizdat. The first Chapter is on RxISK – Fear of Lying. Children is one of several closely related books due out in the next few weeks including Paul John Scott’s The Malcharist and Jon Jureidini and Leemon McHenry’s Illusions of Evidence Based […]
Stephen O’Neill became anxious in 2016 and was given Sertraline. This caused an immediate toxic reaction that killed him, The doctors treating him invented a fictitious mental illness and both they and the coroner found it convenient to blame this fiction for Stephen’s death. See The Death of Stephen O’Neill and related posts. The coroner […]
Mid-morning, on Tuesday September 24 2019, Britain was gripped. Lots of people stopped what they were doing and turned their TVs or computers to live feed from the Supreme Court. Spider Woman (Brenda Hale) was taking on the Joker (Boris Johnson). She punched him in the nose. The Joker had suspended Parliament at a critical […]
In Orders from Nowhere, Vaughan Gething suggested writing to Andrew Dillon of NICE. The correspondence had an Xmas Eve denouement – hence the title. It seems everybody figures NICE hold all the answers. The doctors who treated Stephen O’Neill claimed to be keeping to NICE Guidelines and only using drugs licensed by MHRA. They also […]
In The Death of Stephen O’Neill I suggested his doctors, like soldiers in an army, simply by dint of following orders were capable of doing horrific things. At his inquest, the doctors from the Bluestone unit in Craigavon, where Stephen had gone for help, issued this astonishing statement. Southern Trust Health and Social Care Trust […]