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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Drug Safety (Overview)

Drug safety is monitored by the FDA, and focuses on evaluating the safety of a drug based on its side effects, how it's manufactured, and the results of animal testing and clinical trials. This applies to both prescription and over-the-counter medications.


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What is pharmacovigilance / drug safety?

What is pharmacovigilance / drug safety?

Adverse effects : Pharmacovigilance is the science of detecting collecting, monitoring, researching, assessing and evaluating adverse effects of medications, biological products, herbalism and traditional medicines. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
132 doctors shared insights

Drug Safety (Overview)

Drug safety is monitored by the FDA, and focuses on evaluating the safety of a drug based on its side effects, how it's manufactured, and the results of animal testing and clinical trials. This applies to both prescription and over-the-counter medications.


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Does fda publish information on drug safety?

Does fda publish information on drug safety?

All the time: Yes, all the time. So does the cdc, the nih, and even the dea. Plus the manufacturers themselves are fairly exacting in their discussion of safety and side effects. ...Read more

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Can pharma be trusted when it comes to stuff like vaccine & drug safety?

Can pharma be trusted when it comes to stuff like vaccine & drug safety?

Yes: You don't have to trust "pharma" — trust the massive medical research and critical evaluation by independent, unbiased medical experts on the value and safety of vaccines. The harm of not vaccinating is much greater than the tiny harm from known side effects. And vaccines do not cause Autism! Read this wonderful, direct, compelling review of the facts we know: http://bit.ly/vaccine_lies ...Read more

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Drug-coated cardiac stents safety?

Drug-coated cardiac stents safety?

Watch your platelets: You need two anti platelet drugs to protect from the stents getting thrombosis with blood clots. The length of time required keeps getting shorter and shorter. A thrombosed stent is a heart attack. ...Read more

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Are there any safety measures built into fibromyalgia drug trials?

Are there any safety measures built into fibromyalgia drug trials?

Many measures: One of main reasons to conduct drug trials is to assess the safety of new drugs. Compared to clinical practice, drug trials tend to be much more comprehensive in terms of laboratory tests and frequency of followup. Of course, not all drug trials are equal. If you are thinking of volunteering for a trial, you should ask the study doctor specific questions about safety measures. ...Read more

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Safety and side effects of mixing certain perscription drugs with guanfacine?

Safety and side effects of mixing certain perscription drugs with guanfacine?

Ask pharmacist: This cannot be answered well without knowing which prescription drugs you are talking about. www.drugs.com is a helpful website and you can also ask a pharmacist to see what drugs are not compatible when taken together. In general it is not wise to "mix" drugs. ...Read more

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How does both drug and alcohol abuse affect workplace health and safety?

How does both drug and alcohol abuse affect workplace health and safety?

Multiple: Workers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs represent major safety concern at their workplace in that they are usually prone to injuries due to impaired attention and accuracy in performing their job. Also, they create unsafe and disruptive environment for their co-workers due to inadequate behavior and failure to comply with the job code. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed 40mg omeprazole in the morning. Also, he prescribed celexa 20mg and Xanax (alprazolam) XR 1mg in the evening. Any thoughts as to the safety of this combination? I get anxiety taking drugs.

My doctor prescribed 40mg omeprazole in the morning. Also, he prescribed celexa 20mg and Xanax (alprazolam) XR 1mg in the evening. Any thoughts as to the safety of this combination? I get anxiety taking drugs.

As above : All medication can have side effect , but we take them when we need them. Medication that r written by u prescriber it make more sense to ask him /her about the safety issues . That way u show them u trust and appreciation . I am not aware of any drug interaction among these medication . However, people reaction can vary. If u notice any adverse event talk with u prescriber. ...Read more

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How to do a safety sex?

How to do a safety sex?

Condoms or pills: I' assuming this is in regards to avoiding unwanted pregnancy? Use condoms if you are a male. If you are a female you have many options of contraception available from using a diaphragms to starting the contraceptive pill. ...Read more

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Any facebook tips for kids safety?

See below: The same as any internet use by kids. Monitor the site. You need to know what they are posting and who they friend. Also, they should never give out any personal information, such as address, phone number, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Safety (Definition)

Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more