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    Default Prescription Drugs Injure, Kill 2-4 Million Annually

    The report was published on 31 May in QuarterWatch, a publication of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), a non-profit organisation dedicated to “medication error prevention and safe medication use” based in Horsham, Pennsylvania. It 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.

    According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 48% of the US population were taking a prescription medicine in any given month and 11% were taking five or more prescribed medicines.

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    Default Re: Prescription Drugs Injure, Kill 2-4 Million Annually

    Thank you for posting this, Islander. I think it speaks for itself. Btw, the entire first paragraph is a hyperlink to a page that doesn't seem to have anything to do with the article, which is linked to at the bottom.

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    I know. I can't seem to undo it!
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