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Adverse Drug Reactions: History, Terminology, Classification, Causality, Frequency, Preventability

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No therapy that is effective is free of adverse effects. The detection of adverse effects of drugs and adverse reactions to drugs and other therapeutic interventions, the scientific basis of which has been delineated over the last 50 years, is more important than ever before, as therapy becomes increasingly complex and is used in increasingly ageing populations. Here I define pharmacovigilance, review its history, and discuss terminology and definitions in pharmacovigilance, medication errors...

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10.1002/9780470975053.ch1

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Publisher:
John Wiley and Sons
Pages:
1-119
Host title:
Stephens' Detection and Evaluation of Adverse Drug Reactions: Principles and Practice, Sixth Edition
Publication date:
2012-01-30
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uuid:7cd86d71-2a18-4e41-b32f-a93eebed1f09
Source identifiers:
436727
Local pid:
pubs:436727
ISBN:
9780470986349

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