Iatrogenic means adverse effects or complications caused by or resulting from medical treatment or advice.
iatrogenic /iat·ro·gen·ic/ (i-ă´tro-jen´ik) literally, brought forth by a healer, (iatro = medicine or physician; genic= caused) resulting from the activity of physicians; said of any adverse condition in a patient resulting from treatment by a physician or surgeon. It is disease that the patient did not have but acquired from his doctor.
Examples of this are:
- complications from surgery
- Medical errors
- illness or death after injection of an inappropriate solution or of an appropriate solution in an inappropriate manner
- a disorder induced by the treatment itself such as neuropathy (or nerve damage) caused by chemotherapy and/or radiation, and other conditions such as nausea, anemia, etc.
- drug interactions – the doctor and pharmacist fails to check for all medications a patient is taking and prescribe new ones that interact or decrease the intended therapeutic effect
- antibiotic resistance to bacteria caused by over prescribing antibiotics.
- Nutritional deficiencies created by the drug prescribed.
Between 98,000 and 800,000 deaths occur each year as a result of doctor-caused diseases. This is from the medical doctors own declarations.
This is without considering deaths from unnecessary procedures, surgeries, suicides from S.S.R.I depression drugs, vaccinations etcetera.
Here are articles that show how this works.
An article on drugs causing nutritional deficiencies:
Drug induced Deficiencies