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Risk Avoidance

Chiropractors do not use drugs, preferring instead to harness the body's own energy to effect cures for illness. Chiropractors believe that drug therapy poses risks, and they are not alone in this regard. Last year, in the first estimate of its kind, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association estimated that 106,000 hospital patients die and 2.2 million are injured each year by adverse reactions to prescription drugs (not including cases where errors were involved). More recently, the FDA has called for a "new framework" to cut down on risks arising from the use of approved drugs. One way to avoid the risks posed by drugs is to first try chiropractic's more conservative approach to healing.

P.S. Elderly people take more than one third of all prescribed drugs.

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