Why do they prescribe medications that have side effects such as death, or side effects that could lead to death?

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  • 9 months ago

    The fact is that anything and everything can kill you. Used responsibly and correctly by experienced practitioners, most drugs have only a tiny fraction of a possibility of killing you.

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  • D J
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Because the benefits outweigh the risks.

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  • 10 months ago

    You have to weigh the pros/cons and the risk to benefit ratio. Many people would take the small odds of life or improvement.

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  • 10 months ago

    When this does occur (chemotherapy for example), the risk from the medication is less than the disease. If the disease kills 50% of the people and the medication kills 1%, you take the medication.

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Death is better than certain medical conditions

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  • Jay R
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    It's complicated, but money is at the root of the problem.

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