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GREAT IDEA TO SAVE LIVES.......... Labeling REAL Cause of Death to help Track side effects from drugs.

Updated on April 22, 2011
A few prescription pills for some
A few prescription pills for some

Great Idea to save lives

This is an idea I have been working with for quite some time. Do you know how the ingredients are labeled on food in the order of amount in the item?

Well, why don't we seem to care a little bit more about deaths in our country as well as worldwide and label our deaths to be researched by computers? We could list what drugs were taken at time of death, over the last year, 3 years, complications experienced, and very important relevant information we could learn from. If you ever read in the paper, it says someone died from pnemonia. Yes, that might be the final closing to some one's life, but what about the whole story the loved ones know about? How they took this medication that needed this medication to counteract with that medication which caused this stroke or heart attack which needed this drug.......By the time they were "fixed" they should have lived with the original symptoms.

At least these were caused from themselves not all of the medications they were taking. I believe if we did tracking, we would find that 95% of people on this drug died within "x" years and/or had" y" symptoms.

I know some of you are saying that this is invasion of privacy. Yes, but make people generic or have them fill out a form like they do to donate organs. I know many more would feel safer divulging information once dead and helping others than agreeing to donate organs and hoping corruption will never kick in and have that organ be a determining factor in whether or not to save someone!! I will be doing a petition and if you would like to join me, contact me and I am becoming proactive as I have witnessed so many deaths that could have been avoided if diet were changed and root problems were addressed, not just pain masked.


Drugs and Medications

Of the people that you personally know that died, what percentage do you believe died due in part to the medications they were taking?

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    • JAILTALK profile image

      JAILTALK 18 months ago from Oregon

      Wow how time flies! Anyone out there still?!!

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      tom hellert 6 years ago from home


      I take 6-8 pills a day - if you take a look at my health history- I have 3 Hubbs on my own death- you might say-See- how do i know the medicines I was taking before-It all happened were not the cause or not the proper ones for my condition t the time and did those medicines have anything to do with my death-i cant honestly say they did not have something to do with it or if the drug companies know about potential "negetive-effects" but a significant 5 of people have not encountered them- although how many is too many-?

      good luck with your petition-i'll sign it once i read it ... but it should contain some statistical background for checks and warnings beyond the current standards...


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      sherrylou57 6 years ago from Riverside

      I do not like taking pills!! Welcome to hub pages and hope you have a lot of great hubs

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      Erin LeFey 6 years ago from Maryland

      if follow is checked, you will get an email every time someone responds to your hub. if unfollow, you won't.

      Great hub! I think these would be very interesting statistics to follow. I often wonder if interactions are masking other problems or making things actually worse. voted up!

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      JAILTALK 6 years ago from Oregon

      Quick question, I clicked the follow (1) and it turned out to be unfollow (2) at the top by comments. What does this mean?!!! To all of you seasoned hubbers!!!

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      JAILTALK 6 years ago from Oregon

      Thanks Terry, I am feeling well. Sorry to hear about your mother. This is precisely what I am saying. It is so easy to say there were so many drugs, not sure the cause. If we chart a short recap on what has happened, we might find that 95% of people on "X" drug had a stroke and/or heart attack and 100% taking "Y" drug died within 2 years from........?????? Many people would say they would have died anyway from their other complications, but we could track tendencies and be more scientific. Isn't that what medicine is supposed to be all about?

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      Terry.Hirneisen 6 years ago from Shenandoah Valley

      A good HUB for sure. Some seniors take so many drugs it is hard to tell what kills them. My mother was one of these I am happy to say I am 68 and do not take any prescription drugs, just fish oil and other supplements. Hope you are feeling well today!

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      JAILTALK 6 years ago from Oregon

      I am sorry to hear about your diabetes. I am so glad you are proactive in treating it yourself first then medication second.... I find it hard to imagine any drug only goes to the one spot in the body where you need the help and leaves everything else alone! There are side effects and it is better to treat the root of a problem (if possible) then just mask it. I will pray for you to someday get off of your insulin. Diabetes runs in our family too. I used to tease my Bulldogging/Team Roping Uncle and tell him, Uncle Mike, you're just a foundered Appy , get back in shape and you'll walk better and feel better again! Please don't be offended by this Appy Joke!I am sure you have many GOOD ONES!

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      Annette Donaldson 6 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Great thought provoking hub. I think some research done into this subject would be very worth while. People are very gulluble, they listen to what their doc's tell them, most never question the side effects, because the good old doc knows his job. I was taking 12 tablets a day for diabetes, I watched my diet and my weight and eventually got so sick and tired of the headaches, I did complain. I now take 3 tabs per day and 20unit of insulin in the evening. How do I feel, GREAT! Even in hospital, our lives in their hands, so many mistakes are made, lives lost.

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      Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

      I'll just state what I do regarding the taking in of my maintenance medicine. If I feel that the medicine gives me discomfort, I refer to my PIMS/MIMS Annual for drug information or I go back to my doctor and report the effect of the drug on me. If he gives me another I try again until it settles with me.

      Your observation about medication-induced deaths are true, that's why people must also be properly educated and learn to treat their prescribed drugs with care. The role of consultation is vital. Doctors are humans who are prone to errors. But regular occurrences of these errors become a questionable medical malpractice. How much more of people who buy drugs over the counter without a doctor's prescription? This topic is welcome, as it will open our awareness to the scary situation.