> the...report from JAMA showing PRESCRIPTION DRUGS...
That should read, "doctor-prescribed drugs," which would include conventional over-the-counter meds. Much more:
From a University of North Carolina webpage  we learn that "Approximately 8% of all hospital admissions in the U.S. are due to adverse reactions to synthetic drugs," which comes to "a minimum of 2,000,000" people. So not only do over 2 million suffer adverse effects from drugs in hospitals, of which 100,000 will come out dead, but around 2 million people are going into hospitals due to adverse reactions to conventional, synthetic drugs. The cited UNC page goes on to say that:
"...at least three times as many people are killed
in the U.S. by pharmaceutical drugs as are killed by drunken drivers. Thousands die each year from supposedly 'safe' over-the-counter remedies. Deaths or hospitalizations due to herbs are so rare that they're hard to find. The U.S. National Poison Control Centers does not even have a category in their database for adverse reactions to herbs." "Similar figures apply in the United Kingdom, and even hepatoxicity, where perhaps the strongest case against some herbs lies, the statistics are horrendously clear - over 80% of cases of fulminant hepatic failure presenting for liver transplant (or death) over ten years in the UK were due to poison- ing by freely available OTC non-prescription NSAID's, such as paracetomol and aspirin. Not one case was due to ingestion of medicinal herbs."
The Life Extension Foundation  reports that "FDA approved nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs kill about 75,000 Americans a year," which should include both prescription and over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Many of those deaths are caused by internal bleeding. Yet in the media today you'll be hearing much more about the few cases of people getting a sick-stomach from herbs than the millions made ill and tens of thousands killed by FDAapproved drugs. The obvious reason for the great concern over the minuscule and disregard for mass death is that the minuscule problem (herb side effects) is a part of an area (alternative medicine) that many want to be brought into government control; thus an effective pretext for building public support for such control is to promote through the media a state of herb-panic.
Find out more about the Global efforts to make herbs and vitamins drugs: Advocates for Health Freedom: http://www.iahf.com Doctor Rath's Website: http://www.rath.nl ______________________________________________________ http://sunsite.unc.edu/herbmed/mediher5.html  http://lef.org/magazine/mag95/july95_offshore.html
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