Posted: Jun 20, 2010 11:51 pm
by Shrunk
Dr. Nancy Malik wrote: Not just anti-biotics but many other conventional medicines are over perscribed
http://dartmed.dartmouth.edu/fall06/htm ... _label.php


From that article:

Of the 725 million prescriptions he analyzed, 15% were written without evidence of safety or effectiveness. In other words, these drugs were not approved by the FDA for the condition they were prescribed for and there were few or no reports in the scientific literature supporting the use.


That's a bit different than the 85% figure you quoted earlier. Maybe you got the numbers reversed? :ask:

(BTW, there's nothing there suggesting medications are "overprescribed".)