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2013-05-13 23:27:31

RxISK says that answers to these 12 questions could save your life Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 The medical team behind RxISK.org, today published a checklist to help patients and their health care professionals assess the risks and benefits of prescription medications. RxISK is the first free, independent website where patients, doctors, and pharmacists can research prescription drugs and easily report a drug side effect. RxISK provides an individualized causality report for...

2012-10-11 11:05:07

Many parents are dissatisfied with communication regarding adverse drug reactions experienced by their child, and the implications of such reactions for the child's future use of medicines, according to a new study published Oct. 10 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Bridget Young from the University of Liverpool, UK and colleagues. The researchers interviewed parents of 44 children who had a suspected adverse drug reaction for their study. They found that the majority of parents in...

2011-09-07 12:10:40

Many cases of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) seen in hospital and emergency care could be prevented, says a new study to be presented to the annual conference of the International Pharmaceutical federation (FIP) tomorrow (Thursday) . The researchers who carried out the study say that the finding that preventable ADRs are so widespread has important implications for healthcare systems. Pharmacist Katja Hakkarainen, from the Nordic School of Public Health, Gothenburg, Sweden, and colleagues...

2011-05-29 00:00:00

DUBAI, UAE, May 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) are the sixth global leading cause of death among hospitalised patients and the incidence of serious ADRs in hospitalised patients is 6.7 per cent (Joshi et al). India is the world's second most populated country with over one billion potential drug consumers, and a value of US $ 1 billion worth of clinical trials, therefore it is very important to focus the attention of the medical community on the importance of...

2011-03-28 17:23:48

All medications have side-effects from common aspirin to herbal remedies and from standard anticancer drugs to experimental immunosuppressants. However, predicting important side effects, serious adverse drug reactions, ADRs, is with current understanding almost impossible. However, a neural network technology trained with past data could give drug companies and healthcare workers a new tool to spot the potential for ADRs with any given medication. Writing in the International Journal of...

2010-07-28 13:53:00

TORONTO, July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Biosign Technologies Inc. (CNSX: BIO) ("Biosign", the "Company") and ADL Data Inc. ("ADL") announced that they will integrate Biosign's UFIT-based system for monitoring Cardio-Hemodynamic Adverse Response to Medication ("CHARM") with ADL's robust suite of Electronic Medical Record ("EMR") applications for delivery to skilled nursing homes and visiting nurse organizations. Many patients experience complications from prescribed drugs. Often severe,...

2010-06-23 14:12:20

Between 1998 and 2007, psychotropic medications were associated with 429 adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in children under 17 in Denmark. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Research Notes found that more than half of these were serious and several were birth defects "“ suggesting that tighter controls on the prescription of psychotropic medications to pregnant women may be required. Lise Aagaard and Ebba Holme Hansen from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, studied all...

2009-10-26 15:14:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Reportlinker Adds Pharmacogenomics: Delivering on the Promise http://www.reportlinker.com/p0156560/Reportlinker-Adds-Pharmacogenomics-Delivering-on-the-Promise.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire Pharmacogenomics (PGx) is often considered "the great new wave" in medicine, promising better, safer, and more affordable healthcare....


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