Board of Scientists Sets Record Straight on Pharmaceuticals

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New York, NY, April 14, 1998 Scientists at the American Council on Science and Health today questioned a new report in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that cites adverse reactions to drugs as the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States. The JAMA report, in the April 15th issue, is entitled Incidents of Adverse Drug Reaction in Hospitalized Patients.

The JAMA study fails to point out the almost incalculable number of lives saved each year as a result of properly prescribed pharmaceuticals,