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Prescribed medications and the public health : laying the foundation for risk reduction / William N. Kelly.
Kelly, William N.
New York : Pharmaceutical Products Press, c2006.
xxi, 355 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-346) and index.
America's drug problems -- The nature and scope of the medication safety problem -- How medication harms patients -- The problem of adverse drug reactions -- Dangerous allergic drug reactions -- Are drug interactions really dangerous? -- The most dangerous drug misadventure -- Are vaccines safe? -- Probing the ambulatory frontier -- The liability for drug injury -- Assessing the evidence of drug injury -- Detecting and documenting adverse drug events -- Investigating, assessing, and reporting adverse drug events -- Can serious adverse drug events be predicted? -- Preventing and reducing medication injury -- What's a patient to do? -- Developing national and local plans to improve medication safety -- Improving medication safety: pursuing optimization or perpetuating illusions?
Medication abuse--United States.
Medication Errors--prevention and control--United States.
Drug Therapy--adverse effects--United States.
Health Policy--United States.
Safety Management--methods--United States.
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