Prescribing Cascade

When you hear this, what is the first thing that comes to your mind?

The first thing that came to my head was something dealing with doctors and I was right on the head.

Prescribing Cascade is what occurs when the side effects of the drug you’ve been prescribed previously has been mistaken as symptoms of a NEW ILLNESS

So the side effects of the previously prescribed drug is treated with another drug, which creates a vicious cycle of prescribing more and more medications which means more money for the pharmaceutical companies.

Prescribing Cascade + Doctors = More $$ 4 Pharmaceutical Industry

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