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Managing adverse drug reactions: time to get serious

Elizabeth E Roughead
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (6): 264-265.
Published online: 21 March 2005

Identifying these reactions is a good start, now we must focus on managing and preventing them

Australia’s voluntary reporting system for adverse drug reactions has one of the highest per capita reporting rates in the world. Reports to the Australian Adverse Drug Reactions Advisory Committee have played a significant international role in identifying previously unrecognised adverse drug reactions (ADRs), such as hepatitis with flucloxacillin and amoxycillin–clavulanic acid.

  • Elizabeth E Roughead

  • School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA.


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