trainer16 writes: David Healy, a British Professor in Psychological Medicine, argues that mistakes made by Doctors are the third leading cause of death among patients. In particular, he cites studies showing trends of over-prescription of psychotropic drugs, which have been increasingly used by teenagers in the U.S. Healy accused medical professionals of colluding with the pharmaceutical industry to increase consumption of expensive brand name drugs, as well general lack of transparency in health care institutions and poor patient involvement. His words, while highly controversial, echo latest reports of "burgeoning epidemic of prescription drug abuse", which kills 50 people each day in the U.S alone.
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