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My first thought is could this be a medication side effect? notes Dr. Aseem Malhotra
Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:59 am Email this article
“Now, when a patient comes to see me with any new symptom my first thought is could this be a medication side effect?” writes Dr. Aseem Malhotra, a London-based cardiologist, in a recent article in The Daily Mail.
Larry Hobbs: Every problem that my mother had over the last 17 years of her life (1994-2011)—and she had lots of problems—were due to drug-induced side effects, and yet 17 out of 17 doctors that my mother saw were blind to the fact that these problems were due to drug-induced side effects.
Dr. Malhotra is one of six doctors warning about the influence of drug companies on the prescribing of drugs.
Dr. Malhotra launching the campaign
Dr. Malhotra, who is launching the campaign in a personal capacity, is a trustee of the King’s Fund health think tank, a member of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and advisor to the National Obesity Forum the article notes.
The six experts warning about too much medicine does more harm than good
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.
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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