365 Ways #165–What’s more dangerous: NSAID’s or Spinach?

#165--One of the top selling drugs is a product used to “treat” ulcers, with over 4 billion in annual sales. Of course, many of these ulcers have their etiology in the use of OTC non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAID’s) which Americans buy more than 30 billion each year. This has led to more annual deaths each year related to NSAID use than to AIDS.

And the government took spinach off the shelves after two people died from eating some of this dangerous veggie (and the offending product was conventionally grown, of course).

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