Legal Drugs, Medical System Kill more than 225,000 Yearly

(June 9, 2020) – While most mainstream media focus has moved from the Corona virus to worldwide riots, a well-documented statistic continues to remain well out of the public eye. In point of fact, legal drugs and medical mistakes in 2020 might well kill more people in the U.S. than the Corona virus or the riots combined.

While Corona infection case counts are difficult to pinpoint (though current estimates say some 100,00 have died from the virus), we know the U.S. medical system kills more than 225,000 people a year.

225,000+ Die Yearly from FDA-Approved Drugs, Medical Errors

Writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on July 26, 2000, Dr. Barbara Starfield, a well-respected public health expert at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, asked: “Is US health really the best in the world?”

Dr. Starfield reported that the US medical system kills 225,000 Americans a year – 106,000 as a result of FDA-approved medical drugs; 119,000 as a result of mistreatment and errors in hospitals.

Drug Companies and Doctors: A Story of Corruption

So how are so many dangerous pharmaceutical drugs allowed on the market? We know each drug is required to undergo studies and trials, beginning with lab testing and then moving onto animals before finally being tested on human beings. How do dangerous drugs reach the legal market if they’ve been thoroughly tested for safety?

In 2009, Marcia Angell, MD, former editor of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), wrote:

“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.”

Dr. Angell dropped her bombshell in the New York Review of Books in a story titled: “Drug Companies and Doctors: A story of Corruption.”

Given that testimony from those who’ve studied the problem, researcher Jon Rappoport asserts, “If the track record of major medical officials were really understood, people would ignore their current pronouncements with barely a glance.”

Why are Big-Pharma Drug Fatalities and Medically-caused Deaths not covered by MSM?

Why is medically caused death and destruction routinely swept under the rug by the mainstream press?

When journalist  and author Jon Rappoport interviewed Dr. Starfield in 2009, he asked her whether she was aware of any overall effort by the US government to eliminate the FDA-approved holocaust, and whether she had ever been contacted by any government agency to consult on such an effort.

Dr. Starfield answered, “No” to both questions. She also said her estimate of medically caused deaths in America was on the conservative side.

BMJ: 2-4 Million experience Serious, Disabling, or Fatal Injuries

In the British Medical Journal on June 7, 2012 (BMJ 2012:344:e3989), author Jeanne Lenzer quotes an Institute for Safe Medication Practices report:

“[The Institute] calculated that in 2011 prescription drugs were associated with two to four million people in the US experiencing ‘serious, disabling, or fatal injuries, including 128,000 deaths.’”

The report called this “one of the most significant perils to humans resulting from human activity.”

Mr. Rappoport said that report was compiled by outside researchers who went into the FDA’s own database of “serious adverse [medical-drug] events.”

FDA Knows Big-Pharma delivers Death on a Grand Scale

Because the information came from the FDA’s own database, we know the FDA knows it has a monstrous problem on its hands. The FDA knows that many drugs it certifies as safe and effective are routinely harming and killing Americans.

Prescription Drugs #4 on Cause-of-Death List

In 2013, Donald Light, a teacher at Rowan University — and the 2013 recipient of ASA’s [American Sociological Association’s] Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology – wrote a paper titled, The Epidemic of Sickness and Death from Prescription Drugs.

Mr. Light is also a founding fellow of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2013, he was a fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard. He is a Lokey Visiting Professor at Stanford University.  Mr. Light wrote:

“Epidemiologically, appropriately prescribed, prescription drugs are the fourth leading cause of death, tied with stroke at about 2,460 deaths each week in the United States.

“About 330,000 patients die each year from prescription drugs in the United States and Europe. They [the drugs] cause an epidemic of about 20 times more hospitalizations [6.6 million annually], as well as falls, road accidents, and [annually] about 80 million medically minor problems such as pains, discomforts, and dysfunctions that hobble productivity or the ability to care for others.

“Deaths and adverse effects from overmedication, errors, and self-medication would increase these figures.” (ASA publication, “Footnotes,” November 2014)

39 Previous Studies show Medical System Problems

Another study, published in JAMA on April 15, 1998 was titled: “Incidence of Adverse Drug Reactions in Hospitalized Patients.”

Led by Jason Lazarou, the authors culled 39 previous studies on patients in hospitals. These were patients who received drugs in hospitals or were admitted to hospitals because they were suffering from the drugs doctors had given them. The studies showed that every year in the US, 76,000 to 137,000 hospitalized patients die as a direct result of the drugs they were given. Additionally, each year, some 2.2 million hospitalized patients experience serious adverse reactions to the drugs.

The authors wrote, “(Our) study on ADRs [Adverse Drug Reactions], which excludes medication errors, had a different objective: to show that there are a large number of ADRs even when the drugs are properly prescribed and administered.”

Therefore, this study had nothing to do with doctor errors, nurse errors, or improper combining of drugs. It only counted people killed who were admitted to hospitals.

The study did not begin to tally all those who took approved pharmaceutical drugs and died as consequence of those drugs, without being admitted to hospitals.

(Mr. Rappoport notes that none of the studies and reviews he cited in this article include damage or death as a result of vaccines.)

So why won’t major media outlets report these facts and give us their obvious significance? Have you ever noticed all the drug commercials on CNN, CBS, Fox, and other mainstream stations? Drug companies, far and away, are those MSM outlets’ biggest advertisers. Station managers and editors who bite the hand that feed them don’t work in major media for long – as Sharyl Attkisson, a former CBS News writer, and many other journalists, can attest.

FDA-approved drugs can and do cause cancer. FDA approved drugs can and do kill people, by the hundreds of thousands, yearly. That’s a fact that has not changed in decades. We might be wise to remember it.