Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing the pharmaceutical industry. Citing a story that starting in early 2007 the FDA started keeping track of adverse events caused by nutritional supplements. With first report coming out in 2008 stating that in 2007 there were 600 adverse events from supplement but no deaths. However there were 480,000 adverse events associated with pharmaceuticals. Each year there are 1.5 million deaths and permanent injuries caused by prescription errors.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news story concerning a study of prescription drug samples. The study found that in 2011 the pharmaceutical industry distributed $6.3 billion of samples. The study also found that dermatologists that give out samples to their patients were more likely to prescribe expensive brand name drugs.
Trina's husband has been diagnosed with nasal polyps.
Nadia's mother has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure.
Michael has been diagnosed with third stage kidney failure.
Cathy has several health challenges including knee pain, back pain, gout, G.E.R.D. (gastroesophageal reflux disease), high blood pressure and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).
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