Doug Bremner, M.D., author of THE GOOSE THAT LAID THE GOLDEN EGG and Before You Take That Pill, offers information, expertise and insight in an essay that offers some answers to the question: Why Do Americans Take So Many Prescription Drugs?
via: of two minds:"Today we are faced with what may be the single greatest drug safety catastrophe in the history of this country or the history of the world… In my opinion, the FDA has let the American people down, and sadly, betrayed a public trust." read here.
I have to say that I agree with the above statement...I particularly appreciated the information on how many professional journal articles are published in a year---far too many for a doctor to possibly keep up with! It is for this reason, that the FDA must serve the purpose intended: to protect the American people from dangerous drugs and unscrupulous prescribing practices; and fulfill this mission with integrity. The FDA works for the American People, not the pharmaceutical industry; even if the pharmceutical industry contributes a significant portion of it's budget!