Harpers magazine estimates that 1900 Americans die from properly prescribed pharmaceuticals each week. Confirming Harper’s figures, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association also estimates that 2.2 million Americans are either permanently disabled by or hospitalized with serious complications from pharmaceuticals each year. In contrast, NBC Prevention News (in information supplied by the American botanical council) estimate that of the 60 million Americans who use herbal medicines, each year only 2 people die from properly prescribed botanicals. (One person each year is estimated to die from properly prescribed vitamins)
from Stephen Harrod Buhner.