Forewords by Dr. Abram Hoffer, Dr. Joseph Mercola and Dr. Julian Whitaker set the stage for a book that identifies the tragic aspects of a medical system that in its short history of about eighty years, has managed to kill tens of millions of victims. My paper, “Death by Medicine”, written in November 2003, was the first to identify the extent of these casualties. In Death by Modern Medicine, published in 2005 I tried to fathom the reasons why.
Using government databases and peer review journals I found that the annual death rate due to iatrogenic medicine was 783,936 at a total cost of $282 billion to the public. In the 2008, 2nd edition, the annual death rate had risen to 895,936 but the total cost to the public only rose a fraction to $282.85 billion. In the 3rd edition, the death rate is now hovering over one million. The 2013-2014 annual death rate is 1,095,936 at a total cost of $282.85 billion. It appears that allopathic medicine is working to keep the costs down but their efforts have not affected the death rate.
Many people are shocked by these statistics and don’t believe such a thing is possible. But we’ve seen evidence of a single drug, like Vioxx causing 140,000 fatal or near fatal reaction; one third of the millions of women who took fen-phen, the weight loss drug, suffered heart and lung damage; heart disease is caused by Celebrex and all the other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; Prozac is causing suicides and homicides as well as heart disease – the list goes on and the numbers accumulate.
Death by Modern Medicine goes beyond the statistics of deaths due to drugs to explore the medical monopoly and it’s control over health care. The book is 483 pages long with chapters on propaganda, health care bureaucracy, the business of cancer, media, our own personal addictions to sugar and drugs, and the denial we all harbor to help us cope.
Why should you read this book? It will help you realize that the medical establishment, the government and medical insurance are not going to take care of you. Once that becomes very clear then it’s easier for you to begin taking responsibility for your own health.
In this 3rd edition of Death by Modern Medicine, I list the following as my personal solutions to Death by Medicine.
1. Listen to Studio B on Achieve Radio for 24/7 Radio Free iON.
2. Take the Total Body ReSet formulas: RnA Drops, ReAline, ReMag, ReMyte and ReNew.
3. Get Happy and Get Healthy and your joy will spill over to others.
The link under Death by Modern Medicine goes to my website where you can scroll down and order the Kindle or the PDF copy of the book for only $9.99. Amazon is taking a while to enter the new text on the 2014 edition but the cover shows the 3rd edition quite clearly.
Carolyn Dean MD ND
The Doctor of the Future®
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