Five out of six new prescription drugs don’t work

“Large firms hyped-up patented medicines, spent vast amounts on getting doctors to prescribe them and underplayed serious side effects, said Prof Donald Light, a sociologist and professor of comparative health policy at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey, US.

When the “toxic side effects” of prescription drugs were taken into account, and their misuse, he claimed they were “a signficant cause of death”.

Chloresterol-lowering statins were a classic example of the drugs industry overselling a product as a wonder-pill to prevent heart attacks, despite evidence that they could do more harm than good, he claimed.”

*sarcasm on* You surprise me professor!

One Response to Five out of six new prescription drugs don’t work

  1. Blanche August 19, 2010 at 9:28 pm #

    The toxic effects of modern drugs are as bad as the blood letting and giving of mercury 2oo plus years ago, nothing changes.

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