Dr. Peter Gotzsche, director of the independent Nordic Cochrane Centre claims that taking too many ineffective and unsafe prescription drugs could be the biggest problem we are facing today. Dr. Gotzsche used to work for Big Pharma. He says that prescription drugs are the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. He has estimated that psychiatric drugs alone are also the third major killer, mainly because antidepressants kill many elderly people through falls. This tells us that the system for researching, approving, marketing, and using drugs is totally broken.