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Too much medicine is doing more harm than good and costing hundreds of thousands of lives worldwide
Thursday, July 28, 2016 9:22 am Email this article
Too much medicine is doing more harm than good and costing hundreds of thousands of lives worldwide according to six experts as noted in a recent article in The Daily Mail.
These experts include: 1) Sir Richard Thompson, former-president of the Royal College of Physicians and personal doctor to England’s Queen for 21 years; 2) Dr. Aseem Malhotra, a London-based cardiologist; 3) Professor John Ashton, president of the Faculty of Public Health in Britain; 4) psychiatrist Dr. JS Bamrah, chairman of the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin in Britain; 5) cardiologist Professor Rita Redberg, MD editor of medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine; 6) Professor James McCormack, a pharmaceutical scientist.
They maintain that drug companies are developing drugs they can profit from rather than drugs which are most likely to help people.
Sir Richard Thompson was quoted as saying, “The time has come for a full and open public enquiry into the way evidence of the efficacy of drugs is obtained and revealed.
“There is real danger that some current drug treatments are much less effective than had previously been thought.”
He said the campaign highlights the “often weak and sometimes murky basis on which the efficacy and use of drugs, particularly in the elderly, are judged.”
Dr. Aseem Malhotra: Patients given useless and sometimes harmful drugs
Dr. Aseem Malhotra, a British cardiologist, says that patients are often given useless and sometimes harmful drugs that they do not need.
They also accuse Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) of failing to stand up to the large drug companies.
Hodgekiss A, and Spencer B. How Big Pharma greed is killing tens of thousands around the world: Patients are over-medicated and often given profitable drugs with ‘little proven benefits,’ leading doctors warn. The Daily Mail, 2016 Feb 23.
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