Prescription Medications Are Now The Third Most Common Cause of Death Globally

Prescription medications are now the third most common cause of death globally after heart disease and cancer should be alarming. Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the BMJ blueprint to reduce the harms of “too much medicine” Choosing Wisely campaign, to educate the public to ask their provider if there is “simpler or safer options” to taking a medication

Malhotra A, Maughan D, Ansell J, Lehman R, Henderson A, Gray M et al. Choosing Wisely in the UK: The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges’ initiative to reduce the harms of too much medicine BMJ 2015; 350 :h2308.

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