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Increasing deaths - perhaps an epidemic


Big increase in deaths in America over the past decade in the middle line

If the deaths were due to a disease the increase death rate would be called an epidemic

Since the increase in deaths is due to drugs it should have a different name.

CLICK HERE for the LA Times article Sept 2011

The top line is deaths due to automobiles
The middle increasing line is deaths due to prescription drugs (accidental overdoses, suicides, and fatal diseases caused by drugs)
The bottom line is deaths due to firearms

Not mentioned are 10X more deaths due to

  • non prescription drugs - example aspirin 500 deaths per year
  • illegal drugs - cocaine, etc.
  • drug interactions

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Compare this to zero deaths due to Vitamin D or supplements

See also VitaminDWiki

  • Deaths due to drugs -NSAID - Supplements - vitamin D
    • Adverse Reactions to Prescription Drugs = 32,000
    • All Illicit Drug Use, Direct and Indirect = 17,000
    • Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (Aspirin . .) =7,600
    • adverse drug reactions cause about 106,000 deaths per year
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