adverse drug events

The Nocebo Effect:  What You Hear Can Hurt You
The Nocebo Effect: What You Hear Can Hurt YouJust how seriously do negative expectations affect patients?
Six ways to transform the patient experience
Six ways to transform the patient experienceHospitals innovatively improve the patient experience as the industry shifts to value-based care.
A Drug Causes Hundreds of Deaths and Millions of ADEsAn investigation into Actemra (tocilizumab) has uncovered hundreds of serious adverse drug events, but the drug's labeling has not been changed.
What’s behind the drop in hospital-acquired conditions?
What’s behind the drop in hospital-acquired conditions?A report from the Department of Health and Human Services indicates positive momentum in efforts to combat hospital-acquired conditions, but experts say more can be done.
ISMP: Anti-TNF agents top list of drugs with serious adverse eventsHumira (adalimumab) and Enbrel (etanercept) accounted for the largest number of injury reports received by the FDA last year, according to a new edition of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices’ (ISMP) QuarterWatch.
EHRs found to reduce prescribing problems in patients with diabetesPrimary care physicians often complain that the benefits of using electronic health record (EHR) systems are outweighed by the costs of implementing the technology and meeting government meaningful use (MU) standards. But a new study suggests that in at least one area—reducing adverse drug events—EHRs are having an impact.
Too many pharmacists? No. Greater need to use them wisely? Yes!The probable is not pharmacist glut. The problem is underused pharmacists.
Pharmacy review: Metronidazole and adverse drug reactionsA summary of drug-drug interactions and adverse drug reactions connected with metronidazole, a drug widely used in medical and dental practices to counter anaerobic bacteria, amoebae, and parasitic infections.
Study to measure impact of MTM on outcomes for IBD patientsThe effectiveness of an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) medication therapy management (MTM) patient fulfillment model and its impact on adherence compared to standard care will be evaluated in a new study.
Psychiatric adverse drug events prominent in certain drugs prescribed for kidsDuring 2008-2012, more than 45,600 adverse drug events in children less than 18 years of age were reported to the FDA. Approximately 29,000 ADEs (64%) were serious, causing injury. During the 5-year period, the reports increased at a steady rate, from more than 6,300 in 2008 to 11,400 in 2012.