Friday, October 28, 2011

Do Not Over-Trust FDA

"Many Americans misunderstand what FDA drug approval means. A substantial proportion mistakenly believes that the FDA only approves - and only permits advertising of - drugs that are extremely effective and without serious side effects. Furthermore, many also fail to recognize fundamental uncertainties about the benefits and harms of newer drugs." Dr. Lisa M. Schwartz and Dr. Steven Woloshin who affiliated with the Veterans Administration Outcomes Group, White River Junction VA Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont, and Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Hanover, New Hampshire say.

A study group researched for 3,000 people in U.S., and 40% of people were misunderstanding as "The FDA only approves drugs that are extremely effective".
And 25% of people mistakenly believed, "The FDA only approves drugs that is no serious side effects".

Another research reported that they asked for heartburn patients, which the patients choose a medicine approved in 2009 or another one approved in 2001.
Without any notice, 34% of patients chose the medicine approved in 2001.
And after explain as, "New medicines rarely possible to be found serious side effect after many people used", 53% of patients chose the medicine approved in 2001.

Michael Steinman MD. in SFVAMC says, "One of the reason that physicians tend to prescribe expensive new drug, is many people believe newer drug is better. It is right sometime, but it is wrong in most of time".

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I want to add a thing to this article.

Many American people believe, "Chemical is bad, natural is good".

Natural Aconitum has strong poison.
A root can kill about 50 people. w( ̄△ ̄;)w
Yes, it is natural.

However, deadly poison usually works as medicine too.
I prescribe some herb formula pills with Aconitum sometime.

Aconitum Napellus

Do not believe rumors.

E pur si muove (*^―゚)b

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