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Latest Dorothy L. Smith Stories

2013-05-21 08:30:02

Unexpected drug toxicities occurring years after prescription drug approval MCLEAN, Va., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the last ten years, many people have developed unexpected toxicities from prescription drugs that had been on the market for several years. Researchers have been baffled. Dr. Dorothy L. Smith, a leading expert in the development of patient adherence programs, suggests unexpected toxicities could occur when patients in real-life have better patient adherence than...

2013-02-12 08:31:02

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Every person taking a prescription drug should be able to trust that the recommended dose is safe. This may not always be the case according to Dr. Dorothy L. Smith, President and CEO of Consumer Health Information Corporation. In the last ten years, many patients have developed unexpected toxicities from prescription drugs that have been on the market for 5-10 years. FDA has responded by cutting the doses of several drugs in half and withdrawing...