Also, note that this ranking is based solely on numbers of deaths in a time period, not on rate per1000 people taking the drug. If drug A has a death rate of 10% but only ten people take it, only one will die. If drug B has a death rate of .001% but a million people take it, 1000 will die. That makes it look as if drug B is more dangerous, which is obviously ridiculous. How many people do you think take Tylenol every year?
They also didn't factor in how many people who are regular drinkers or who had pre-existing cirrhosis took Tylenol and died. This accounts for a large percentage of the Tylenol deaths.
I don't know why the media always has to crunch statistics in the most alarming way possible, but I've learned to read carefully.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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