USA Today reports on a government study that concluded, harmful reactions to some of the most widely used medicines â€” from insulin to a common antibiotic â€” send more than 700,000 Americans to emergency rooms each year. Now if this alarms you wait until you read he next sentence:
The study authors and other experts agreed that the 700,000 estimate was conservative because bad drug reactions are likely often misdiagnosed.
The study found that commonly implicated, included insulin for diabetes; warfarin for clotting problems; and amoxicillin, a penicillin-like antibiotic used for all kinds of infections. One expert stated ..”you’ve got to get the dose exactly right. Variations, especially on the high side, are really dangerous.”
As reported in the paper: “The results, from 2004-05, represent the first two years of data from a national surveillance project on outpatient drug safety. The project was developed by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The study was published in Wednesday’s Journal of the American Medical Association.”
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