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...]
It’s doubtful there was much that was unusual going on in Sodom and Gomorrah. Natural disasters and plagues were taken as signs that communities had sinned. But there is drama to the idea of Abraham asking God to spare the cities if he can find 50 just men, and then 40, and then 20 […]
Listen my doctor and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere…. You know the rest. In the books you have read How the British regulars fired and fled, — How the farmers gave them ball for ball, From behind each fence and farmyard-wall, Chasing the red-coats down the lane, Then crossing the […]
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 […]