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Drugs and Adverse Drug ReactionsHow Worried Should We Be?

JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association (Impact Factor: 30.39). 05/1998; 279(15):1216-1217. DOI: 10.1001/jama.279.15.1216

ABSTRACT Physicians can hardly pick up a medical journal or a newspaper today
without reading about some new medication, and how it promises to completely
change the course of a disease or relieve some troublesome symptom. Indeed,
the wonders of pharmacology are numerous. It is clear, for example, that after
a myocardial infarction patients will live longer if they take β-blockers 1 and that patients with congestive heart failure live
longer and feel better when they take angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors.2 However, medications are a double-edged sword.

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