Friday, January 25, 2013

FDA-Adverse Drug Reactions

Why Learn about Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR)?

"This is why we stress the point of dangers in the chemical prescription drugs being so highly recommended by the health care establishment.  We learn to late many times that the drugs we are given and those given to our loved ones are actually detrimental to the body's own healing ability.  This information comes from the FDA on their own website and as a caution to all those in the health care profession" ~Vickie Barker

Institute of Medicine, National Academy Press, 2000
Lazarou J et al. JAMA 1998;279(15):1200–1205
Gurwitz JH et al. Am J Med 2000;109(2):87–94

  • Over 2 MILLION serious ADRs yearly
  • 100,000 DEATHS yearly
  • ADRs 4th leading cause of death ahead of pulmonary disease, diabetes, AIDS, pneumonia, accidents and automobile deaths
  • Ambulatory patients ADR rate—unknown

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