Last year there were over 250,000 deaths due to medical errors and over 225,000 deaths from reactions to prescription medications.
The average yearly cost of adverse drug reactions is $136 billion which is greater than the cost for cardiovascular disease or diabetes.
So what do we do?
Well we can look at it from 2 directions: personal and political.
This blog tries to focus on the personal ; ways we can get healthy, stay healthy and avoid this broken system. However occasionally we must look at the bigger aspect such as drug companies, lobbyists, GMOs and corporate misconduct.