Approximately 2.74 million people are being hospitalized in the United States annually due to serious adverse drug reactions. Adverse drug reactions now tie with stroke as the 4th leading cause of death.
Sofia Tomov, 12, has made it her mission to help doctors prescribe the correct drugs to their patients.
Now personalized genetic medicine offers tests to avoid dangerous drug reactions—yet doctors are reluctant to use them.
Few people may know that there are DNA tests that can identify individuals who might be prone to these adverse drug reactions.
We can criticize and/or envy the harried lifestyle of the rich and famous, but in fact they make up a very small percentage of the thousands of accidental prescription medicine deaths each year; the great majority of these deaths happen to ordinary folks like your son or your sister.
You might think that 20 years later, in an Internet age with powerful information technology tools in so many hands, that drug side effects would routinely be reported in detail, and in real-time. Nope.
The principal difference between an adverse event and an adverse drug reaction is that a causal relationship is suspected for the latter, but is not required for the former.
More genetic tests aim to help predict how people might respond to many common medications.
The most common adverse drug reactions are the effects from the drug itself - a virtual double-edged sword!
The organization’s challenge is balancing drugs’ safety and effectiveness.
If you often — or even just sometimes — take an OTC medication, it’s worth knowing the potential side effects, just in case you ever feel funny or sick and aren’t sure why.
Did you know that the majority of FDA approved drugs have serious potential side effects that were not detected before marketing approval?
Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR) are the 4th leading cause of death in America. More people die from adverse effects from medicine than from pulmonary disease, diabetes, AIDS, pneumonia, accidents, and automobile deaths.
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