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Why We Still Kill Patients: Invisibility, Inertia, and Income

25 Dec/AHRP – Between 1978 and 1999, 2.5 million American men, women and children died preventable deaths in US hospitals and 17 million suffered preventable injuries.  Two recent reports confirm that American hospitals continue to cause serious preventable harm to patients. Continue reading ‘Why We Still Kill Patients: Invisibility, Inertia, and Income’

The Berkeley Inquisition Exposed

The word is chutzpa – and it’s hard to imagine a better way to describe UC Berkeley (UCB) Vice Provost Sheldon Zedeck’s assignment of Arthur Reingold to investigate misconduct allegations against Professor Peter Duesberg, PhD. The charges stem from Duesberg’s (et al) report that was published in 2009 by Medical Hypotheses. Citing 35 references that includes South Africa’s (SA) own mortality reports, Prof. Duesberg’s team concluded that: Continue reading ‘The Berkeley Inquisition Exposed’

Accidental Deaths: Doctors vs. Gun Owners

There are approximately 700,000 physicians in the US who cause approximately 100,000 adverse drug reaction (ADR) deaths and 200,000 deaths annually. Some reports estimate more than 800,000 preventable deaths annually. But if we accept a conservative estimate of 120,000 preventable deaths annually, the accidental death rate per physician would be 0.171.

Conversely, there are 80 million gun owners in the US who cause approximately 1,500 accidental deaths annually. This means that the rate of accidental death per gun owner is .000188.

This means that, statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more likely to accidentally kill someone than gun owners.

While not everyone owns a gun, almost everyone has at least one doctor.

Remember, “Guns don’t kill people, doctors do.”