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29 March 2011

Rising reports of bad reactions to drugs

Official reports of negative reactions to prescription drugs have increased dramatically over the last decade, according to a new study.

Official reports of negative reactions to prescription drugs have increased dramatically over the last decade, according to a new study.

In 2000, they came in at a rate of nearly five for every 10,000 office visits in which at least one prescription was written. By 2005, that rate had risen to nearly seven per 10,000 visits, according to the new analysis published online today in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

 

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