An adverse drug reaction (ADR) is a noxious unintended consequence of taking a normal dosage of a drug, usually prescribed to an individual by a medical professional, that was properly administered and which was supposed to be beneficial for the patient towards curing a disease or sickness. A sick patient, anyone ranging from a child… Continue reading What are Adverse Drug Reactions and how can they be prevented?
Any Canadian can report a side effect to a health product. Report as soon as possible after the reaction occurs, even if you are unsure if a particular health product was the cause. Reporting can be done here on Health Canada's website. Together we can make medications safer for all Canadians!
We talk about the field of pharmacogenomics, adverse drug reactions and the future of tailored therapy.
ADRs, which occur when patients experience a harmful and unintended reaction to a normal dosage of a drug, kill 10,000 to 22,000 Canadians each year. It’s a number that would place them anywhere between the third and fifth leading cause of death in Canada.
Adverse drug reactions are the fourth leading cause of death in Canada, and a B.C. woman is trying to change that.