Are Doctors Still Accidentally Killing Their Patients?

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  1. Jacqueline4390 profile image88
    Jacqueline4390posted 3 years ago

    Are Doctors Still Accidentally Killing Their Patients?

    While reading the life of Beethoven, I saw that there was controversy regarding his death. Some assert that he was accidentally poisoned to death due to excessive doses of lead-based treatments prescribed by his doctor. Even today, we watch advertisements regarding the many dangerous side effects of drugs. Sometimes this is only discovered after many individuals either become extremely ill or die.

    Are doctors still accidentally killing their patients?

  2. cebutouristspot profile image75
    cebutouristspotposted 3 years ago

    Different people react to drugs differently.  The dosage that doctor use is base on the accepted dose that was determine during drug trials.

    But yes I believe this is still happening.  After all doctors are still human.

    P.S. - For me medicine is not a proven science but it is applied science.

    1. Jacqueline4390 profile image88
      Jacqueline4390posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I prefer not to be an experiment that failed!

  3. kj force profile image68
    kj forceposted 3 years ago

    Well...Medications are drugs and drugs have side effects...which affect very different ways, as *cebutouristpot stated.... but it is a vicious circle..The Pharmacuetical companies are the backers of Medical research and also the suppliers of the drugs / re: disease and disorders... and occasionally a cure is discovered.
    You would be surprised how many in the Healthcare Profession actually have a voice in this matter. It's not the Dr's that opt the's the reaction to cure/treatment that kills...
    Very thought provoking question....

    1. Jacqueline4390 profile image88
      Jacqueline4390posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Considering that many put their lives into the hands of doctors, it should be standard procedures to run test and perhaps give patients samples to insure safety.

    2. kj force profile image68
      kj forceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I agree,,,, and that used to be standard procedure.. however.."free " samples ..cut into the profit for Pharm. companies, they discontinued the the way Insurance companies are mainly owned by Pharm.companies...note the connection ?

    3. Jacqueline4390 profile image88
      Jacqueline4390posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      My former doctor of 20+ years would always give me samples because she knew that my body rejected most prescription medicine. She retired and the new guy prescribe some meds for me that had me vomiting all night. The Pharms have salesmen that visit.


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