Published in Cardiovascular Week, June 26th, 2006
Investigators in the United States report, "Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) were examined in 8,208,960 hospitalized Medicare patients in 1998. A database was constructed from the 1998 MedPAR database. The study population was composed of 141,398 Medicare patients who experienced an ADR (rate of 1.73%)."
"The most common drug classes associated with ADRs were cardiotonic glycosides, adrenal corticosteroids, antineoplastic agents, anticoagulants, and analgesics," wrote C.A. Bond and C.L. Raehl at Texas Technical University in...
Want to see the full article?
Welcome to NewsRx!
Learn more about a six-week, no-risk free trial of Cardiovascular Week
NewsRx also is available at LexisNexis, Gale, ProQuest, Factiva, Dialog, Thomson Reuters, NewsEdge, and Dow Jones.