Oct 2, 2012 at 23:39:27
“To put this in perspective, it is admitted that in excess of 10,000 people in Canada die from prescription drug reactions each and every year and another 15,000 plus die from other medical misadventures.
Over-the-counter drugs also cause many deaths. Every year, more than 1,200 Canadians die from misuse of ordinary aspirin and Ibuprofen. Tylenol is the cause of tens of hundreds of hospital admissions and about a hundred deaths annually in Canada.
While it is estimated that each year some 11 million plus cases of food poisoning occur in Canada (1 in 3 persons in the country with poor cooking practices, improper storage and personal hygiene being the principle causes with vegetable contamination causing illness @ ratio of 25 to 1 over meat), the worst year for known food poisoning deaths in Canada's history was the Maple Leaf listeriosis case in 2008 - when 22 died.
There is an entire flu vaccination industry dependent upon the symptoms of minor food borne poisoning to make people believe that the flu is what made them sick so they will get a flu shot.
In the face of reality, I would prefer to further regulate and hold accountable the white coat drug pushers and big pharma if my goal is to actually save more lives.”