Pharmacy-led pilot ADR monitoring scheme underway
A postmarketing safety programme for generic ticlopidine is being considered by the US FDA,
European package inserts focus on adverse effects
The US FDA has requested proposals for an active postmarketing surveillance hospital pilot programme
Human error is a prominent cause of AEs
An increase in the number of 'Dear Healthcare Professional' letters regarding adverse events
More education needed about drug therapy during pregnancy
Computers identify patients at risk for drug related problems
Antioxidants such as acetylcysteine may be useful for reducing cyclosporin nephrotoxicity,
NSAID-induced anaphylactic reactions are associated with HLA-DRB1 genes
Bovine colostrum may reduce NSAID-induced gut injury
Melatonin protects against cyclosporin-induced nephrototoxicity in rats,
Bezafibrate may be beneficial in patients with tamoxifen-induced non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
Riluzole may be useful for the treatment of levodopa-induced dyskinesias
HR variability may predict anthracycline cardiotoxicity
Nicorandil not associated with increased incidence of diabetes
No increased cancer risk with verapamil
Increased mortality in young children taking nitrazepam
Ibuprofen may be linked with necrotising fasciitis in children
Hypoprothrombinaemia risk increased with cefoperazone
No tumours were detected in infants who were exposed in utero or neonatally to zidovudine
OC use increases risk of gestational trophoblastic tumours
Alcuronium chloride/rocuronium bromide : Anaphylactic shock: 2 case reports
Atorvastatin : First report of hepatitis in an elderly patient: case report
Acenocoumarol interaction : First report of potentiation of anticoagulant effect by concomitant paracetamol in an elderly patient: case report
Baclofen : Akinetic mutism in an elderly patient: case report
Cyclosporin : B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: case report
Dipyrone : Interstitial nephritis: case report
Desflurane/suxamethonium chloride : Malignant hyperthermia: case report
Clarithromycin : Psychosis: 2 case reports
Furosemide : Wernicke's syndrome in an elderly patient: case report
Fluvastatin : Lack of adverse effects in a neonate following in utero exposure: case report
Fluoxetine/paroxetine : Sexual function disorders treated with mirtazapine: 4 case reports
Indinavir : Haemolytic anaemia: case report
Lidocaine : Cauda equina syndrome: 6 case reports
Interferon-α-2b : Hyperparathyroidism and psoriasis: case report
Pentamidine : First report of haemolytic anaemia: case report
Olanzapine : First report of increased mucus secretion: 2 case reports
Propofol : Pancreatitis: case report
Tramadol : First report of urinary retention: 5 case reports
Quetiapine : First report of tardive dyskinesia?: case report
Theophylline interaction : First report of decreased concentration with concomitant hypericum: case report