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Seven Common "Deadly Dangers" of Misprescribing Drugs

18 Sep: 7 Common “Deadly Dangers” of Misprescribing Drugs

Every year, misprescribing drugs wastes tens of billions of dollars. These drugs are barely affordable to the people who must pay for their prescriptions out of their own pocket. However, the more serious consequence is that a minimum of 1.5 million people are hospitalized every year due to complications caused by medications that should never have been prescribed to them. Misprescribing drugs is also the cause of roughly 100,000 deaths every year. The following is the seven most common “deadly dangers” of misprescribing prescription drugs: The original disease that a drug is prescribed for is really an adverse reaction to a different drug, masquerading as a disease. However, it is not recognized by the patient or the doctor. Instead of…