If Cars Were Priced Like Prescription Drugs, You'd Pay $4.5 Million for a Family Sedan

Report available at Newstarget.com makes 15 stark comparisons between the prescription drug and automobile industries.

(PRWEB) August 17, 2005 -- If the auto industry operated like the pharmaceutical industry, cars would be sold at a 30,000% markup, dangerous cars that kill their occupants would be deemed perfectly safe, and importing cars from other countries (Toyota from Japan, for example) would be banned. These are three of the fifteen comparisons about modern medicine revealed in a wildly popular comparison report published at NewsTarget.com: http://www.newstarget.com/009844.html

The comparison offers stinging criticism of today's pharmaceutical industry, where deaths from FDA-approved drugs far exceed the fatalities caused by auto accidents, airplane crashes, and murderers combined. Its author, natural health advocate Mike Adams, hopes the satirical article will help open peoples' eyes to the unacceptable costs of the mass drugging of the population with synthetic chemicals.

"If people were dying in car crashes at the rate they're dying from medications," explains Adams, "there would be a national uproar." FDA-approved "safe" prescription drugs kill nearly 100,000 Americans each year, even when used as directed, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Over-the-counter painkillers kill at least another 16,500 annually from gastrointestinal bleeding.

"We are talking about a scope of fatalities that equals actions of war," says Adams. Just one popular anti-inflammatory drug, according to statistics released by senior FDA drug safety researcher Dr. David Graham, has killed more Americans than the entire Vietnam War. If automobiles killed that many people, says Adams, the public, the press and Congress would all be in an uproar.

Prescription drugs not only kill far more people than automobile accidents, nearly one-third of such accidents are actually caused by prescription drug side effects, says Adams. "Medications cloud the mind," Adams explains, "but many patients continue to operate motor vehicles anyway, and they end up causing accidents."

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