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Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2006 19:50:31 +0000
From: imipak <>
Subject: Re: [WEB SECURITY] Re: comparing information
	security to other industries

Krainium wrote:

> How long would a pharmaceutical company
> exist if it's drugs were known to be poisonous?  Would the patient buy and
> take the antidote so they could continue using the drug, much like we now buy
> and use all kinds of antivirus, anti-trojan, anti-spyware, etc?

Adverse drug reactions (aka "side effects") are roughly speaking the
fourth leading cause of death in the USA (and presumably similar rates
prevail in other developed economies.)

Lazarou J, Pomeranz B, Corey PN. Incidence of adverse drug reactions
in hospitalized patients: A meta-analysis of prospective studies. JAMA



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