People who dislike complementary and alternative medicine often claim that it's dangerous. Today the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will demonstrate that it's prescription drugs that are the real danger.
Drug overdoses continue to climb at an alarming rate, up five-fold since 1990. In 2007 alone 27,000 people died from prescription drug overdoses. To put that number into perspective: prescription drugs now cause more overdose deaths than heroin and cocaine combined!
Next time someone says CAM is dangerous ask them how many people died from using complementary and alternative medicine.