The Fourth Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

The FDA has an abbre­vi­a­tion for them – ADRs.

ADRs are Adverse Drug Reac­tions from pre­scribed med­ica­tions. They’re a hot top­ic of research and debate with­in the Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion, oth­er agen­cies that reg­u­late drug devel­op­ment, and phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal firms.

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Why the inter­est in ADRs?

Because they’re so com­mon.  The FDA itself says that more than 3 mil­lion seri­ous neg­a­tive reac­tions to pre­scrip­tion drugs occur every year.

Deaths from ADRs – more than 100,000 per year – rank pre­scrip­tion drug use as the 4th lead­ing cause of death in the Unit­ed States – ahead of lung dis­ease, dia­betes, AIDS, or pneu­mo­nia.


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About Aaron Bynen

Aaron is a health conscious individual living in the Pacific Northwest.

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2 Responses to The Fourth Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

  1. George Blomme says:

    All I can get out of this is the pre­scrip­tion drugs can cause a lot of deaths or at least seri­ous neg­a­tive reac­tions. There is no link (“hyper­link” to more infor­ma­tion.

    • The addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion you are look­ing for can be found by click­ing the link con­nect­ed to the words “FDA itself” in the 4th para­graph. Thanks for your care­ful read­ing, George.

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