- Gary Null, PhD;, ND; Martin Feldman, MD; Debora Rasio, MD; Dorothy Smith, PhD, Carolyn Dean
Conventional Medicine’s Lethal Dark Side
Something is drastically wrong when regulatory agencies pretend that natural hormones and nutritional supplements are dangerous, yet ignore published statistics showing that government-sanctioned medicine is the real hazard. The statistics in this report show American medicine is the number one cause of death in the United States.
Until recently, those who challenged the medical establishment could cite only isolated statistics to make its case about the dangers of conventional medicine. No one had ever analyzed and compiled all of the published literature dealing with injuries and deaths caused by government-protected medicine.
A group of researchers meticulously reviewed the statistical evidence and their findings are absolutely shocking. These researchers have authored an article titled Death by Medicine that presents compelling evidence that today’s health care system frequently causes more harm than good.
Just a cursory examination reveals alarming statistics:
|Cancer Deaths (from American Cancer Society)||565,000|
|High-Death Rate Figure (from the CDC)||445,700|
|Deaths from Heart Failure||292,200|
|Deaths from Myocardial Infarction||151,000|
|Deaths from Stroke||143,000|
This fully referenced report reveals shockingly high numbers of people that suffered in-hospital adverse reactions to prescribed drugs; who were prescribed unnecessary and/or inappropriate antibiotics; who received unnecessary medical and surgical procedures; and who were exposed to unnecessary hospitalization.
The most stunning statistic, however, is that the total number of deaths caused by conventional medicine is nearly 581,926 per year. It is now evident that the American medical system is one of the leading causes of death and injury in the U.S.
I am re-printing this Death by Medicine article in its entirety to call attention to the failure of today’s broken system. By exposing these statistics in painstaking detail, a basis is provided for competent and compassionate medical professionals to recognize the inadequacies of today’s system and at least attempt to institute meaningful reforms.
The Death by Medicine article is authored by Nutrition Institute of America and was commissioned as an independent review of the quality of “government-approved” medicine. The startling findings from this study document that conventional medicine is failing millions of American each year.
The Nutrition Institute of America is a nonprofit organization that has sponsored independent research for the past 33 years. To support its bold claim that conventional medicine is a leading killer of Americans, the Institute mandated that every “count” in this “indictment” of U.S. medicine be validated by published scientific studies and reports.
This stunning compilation of facts documents the urgent need to overhaul how medicine is practiced in the United States. More than 500,000 Americans die each year at the hands of government-sanctioned medicine. Yet the FDA and other government agencies pretend to protect the public by harassing those who offer safe alternatives.
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