Eight percent of all acute medical admissions are due to adverse drug reactions, and three percent of all approved new medical entities are later withdrawn from the market due to safety issues. Adverse drug reactions are of public health concern and in this paper, we review ten selected adverse drug reaction disasters each causing significant stir and having a huge impact on drug development and legislation. We highlight the importance of doctors reporting suspected adverse drugs effects to the authorities, and we urge health care providers to uphold a proactive approach to pharmacovigilance.
Original languageDanish
Article number211
JournalBibliotek for Laeger
Pages (from-to)332
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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