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Why Are There So Many ADRs?

Why Are There So Many ADRs?

Schappert SM. Nat. Center Health Statistics. 1999, Series 13 No. 143
National Association of Chain Drug Stores. 2001
Jacubeit T et al. Agents Actions Suppl 1990;29:117–125
  • Two-thirds of patient visits result in a prescription
  • 2.8 BILLION outpatient prescriptions (10 per person in the United States) filled in 2000
  • ADRs increase exponentially with 4 or more medications

 

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