Rhetoric1302-007

March 12, 2010

Drug Reporting

Filed under: Uncategorized — toryjohnson30 @ 9:10 pm

If I was to go look at the back of a medicine bottle to see the adverse effects of a drug I could do so quite easily. But are these side-effects really all accurate? The answer is usually no. This is because instead of patients reporting how they feel a drug affects them during test trials, the doctor assesses the patient and writes the report him or herself. Reporting by patients is not standard practice and should be something considered for new drugs being tested.

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The chart shows that in all areas in this study, a physician describes the effects of the drug as less of a concern than the patient. The patients will experience major discomfort while the doctor doesn’t seem to think the same way and will report it according to how they believe. This is not a fair approach to drug testing and if this problem is solved drug labels would be more accurate when placed on the market.

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1 Comment »

  1. So true. I would not want to take any types of medication unless I know what kind of effect would have on me.

    Comment by sunglee91 — March 26, 2010 @ 3:57 am | Reply


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