By Jim Morin, Miami Herald
– “Medical errors now 3rd leading cause of death in U.S., study suggests”
“Medical errors, including wrong diagnoses, botched surgeries and medication mistakes, are the third leading cause of death in the United States, a new study suggests.
Scientists from Johns Hopkins found that more than 250,000 Americans die due to medical mishaps every year, greater than the toll from any major medical condition except heart disease or cancer.
The findings, published in The BMJ, come from an analysis of death rate records spanning eight years,” by Mary Brophy Marcus, CBS News.
– “Did Prince Die From Painkiller Addiction?”
“While most drugs come with a long list of potentially devastating side effects, painkillers tend to be among the most lethal, in large part due to their addictive nature.
Prescriptions for opioid painkillers have risen by 300 percent over the past 10 years, and deaths from overdosing on these drugs now far surpass those from illicit street drugs. Sadly, legendary musician Prince appears to be yet another victim of the opioid epidemic,” quoting Dr. Mercola.