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?
Alia Dharssi, Spring 2017, UBC Alumni Trek Magazine It happened in the fall of 2010, when students at UBC were writing their midterms. Amani Saini’s younger sister, a 19‑year‑old studying anthropology, called her family’s home in Abbotsford and asked her parents to come and pick her up. She wasn’t feeling well. Saini knew her sister… Continue reading Bitter Pill
Adverse drug reactions are the fourth leading cause of death in Canada, and a B.C. woman is trying to change that.