Poor Awareness and Confusion Hamper Patient Reporting of Adverse Drug Reactions

Author: Walter Alexander
Date Published: January-2017
Source: Rheumatology Network

The main reason that patients fail to report adverse drug reactions is poor awareness of available reporting systems. When patients do report adverse drug reactions, the most common motive is an altruistic wish that others avoid suffering the same adverse drug reactions, according to an analysis of 21 studies conducted under Rania AL Dweik, Ph.D., of the University of Ottawa in Canada.