Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Drug Adverse event database

Why is it that our federal government database of reported adverse events for drugs is not kept current?

I just did a search here and the Data is only showing for 2007. If a drug is promoted heavily to Canadian physicians , its usage can soar quickly. Just look at the Vioxx case... Now if physicians and patients had timely access to this , would that not be a good thing?

You can access the database below. Check the drugs you currently are taking, compare the number of events from one drug to another.

Health Canada Drug Adverse event database

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