SYSTEMATIC CHECKS CAN AVERT CRISIS FROM ADVERSE DRUG REACTIONS

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The health system is failing the community in monitoring an important source of harm to patients -- adverse effects from prescribed drugs. This week has seen considerable publicity about the possible dangers of stimulant medications typically prescribed for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children.

The Australian (http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,18666410%255E23289,00.html)