The number one cause of death is death by doctor. Iatrogenic death is death from medical treatment. Pharmaceuticals wreak havoc on the body, and many people are dying from taking prescription medication precisely as prescribed.
The total number of iatrogenic deaths, deaths caused by medical treatment was 783,936.
Prescription Drugs the 3rd Leading Cause of Death
Our prescription drugs are the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer in the United States and Europe. Around half of those who die have taken their drugs correctly; the other half die because of errors, such as too high a dose or use of a drug despite contraindications.
Our Prescription Drugs are Killing US in Numbers
Major reasons for the many drug deaths are impotent drug regulation, the widespread crime that includes corruption of the scientific evidence about drugs and bribery of doctors, and lies in drug marketing, which is as harmful as tobacco marketing and, therefore, should be banned. We should take far fewer drugs, and patients should carefully study the package inserts of the drugs their doctors prescribe for them and independent information sources about drugs such as Cochrane reviews, which will make it easier for them to say “no thanks.”