Wednesday, April 18, 2007

More adverse drug reactions being reported

A growing number of Canadians are reporting adverse reactions to the drugs they’re taking, a troubling trend that Health Canada says has been on the rise for the last several years.

More than 10,500 new cases of adverse drug reactions were reported to Health Canada in 2006, mainly by health professionals, an increase of 108 cases compared to the previous year. Health Canada also received more than 250,000 reports last year of adverse reactions originating in other countries from drugs that are marketed in Canada, a jump of 43 per cent from 2005. ...more

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