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Danny Gans And Michael Jackson’s Iatrogenic Deaths

by | 3rd, July 2009

danny-gansMICHAEL Jackson is dead. Las Vegas performer Danny Gans is dead.  Their deaths were iatrogenic – caused by medical treatment.

As Anroak’s Man in LA, reports on Gans:

“The musical impressionist died at 53 after ingesting a powerful opiate he did not have a prescription for— “drug store heroin” that was given to him by an associate or pusher, or acquired by a doctor under an assumed name. Such illegal activities are currently being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department in the apparent drug overdose death of superstar entertainer Michael Jackson. The LAPD has reportedly asked federal drug agents to help them find out who was feeding painkillers to 50-year-old Jacko.

Brian Appleyard looks at Jackon’s death:

“… it’s pretty clear that poor old Wacko’s death was iatrogenic – caused by medical treatment. This is one of the biggest killers in the US, up there with heart disease and cancer. It probably is in most developed countries, but the situation will be worse in America because of the powerful commercial and cultural incentives to over-medicate. The truth is that most drugs are either harmful or ineffective. But the idea that we can be fixed by a pill is one of our age’s most entrenched delusions.”

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