Serious side effects of drugs on the rise

DECRYPTION – More than 8% of hospitalizations are related to an adverse event. Or 16% of these accidents can be avoided.

This is a warning signal. Over the past ten years, the percentage of hospitalizations related to drug side effects has jumped from 3.6% to 8.5% when comparing the Emir (2007) and Iatrostat (2018) studies. That’s an increase of 136%! A total of 212,500 people were hospitalized for a medical accident in 2018. There were 144,000 in 2007.

The most surprising thing is that naked scientists do not understand why such an increase. “This is a trend in other countries, but we don’t have a clear explanation.”comments on PR Marie-Laure Laroche, pharmacologist at the Regional Pharmacovigilance Center (CRPV) in Limoges, principal investigator of the Iatrostat study, conducted by the 31 CRPV network and presented on May 18 to the National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and health (ANSM).

This is not related to an increase in drug use, as it has decreased slightly between the two periods. „The aging of the…

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