Monday, April 18, 2005

Legal delays to protecting seniors from drug reactions, minister says

From CBC News:
Federal Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh has unveiled plans to better protect Canadians from adverse drug reactions, but so far has nothing specific in mind for seniors.

The CBC reported last week that seniors account for 44 per cent of adverse drug reactions causing death, even though they represent just 13 per cent of the population. As many as 16,500 elderly patients may have died due to drug reactions in the last five years. ...more

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