Published in Drug Week, April 25th, 2003
According to a study in the April 2, 2003, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, drug-drug interactions are a preventable cause of illness and death, yet their consequences in the community are not well-characterized. Adverse drug events affect millions of patients each year and are responsible for up to 5% of hospital admissions. They also pose an enormous financial burden, with an estimated cost of more than $16,000 per hospitalization. While some adverse drug events are...
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