Dr. Ruthven, It is interesting that your cardiologist speculated that physicians prescribe so many drugs because they are worried about malpractice. What if it was the other way around. What if doctors were more worried about malpractice from dangerous drugs they prescribe? The current opioid class action lawsuit has a large list of defendants — including every link in the supply chain of manufacturing, distributing and dispensing — who are accused of aggressively marketing painkillers while downplaying the risks of addiction and overdose. The marketing tactics cited are shameless. I cannot help but see some of the same tactics perpetrated with psychiatric drugs, which are aggressively advertised and pushed by nearly all medical professionals who sell them as safe interventions, downplaying the immense risk of dangerous side effects and physical dependence. The Numbers Needed to Treat (NNT) should not be a mystery or surprise to patients but part of informed consent and full disclosure from the pharmaceutical and medical communities. Thank you for sharing this important information.