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Fiona Godlee. Too much information. BMJ 2014
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'Kirin Tan and colleagues' Analysis article comes alongside the ongoing debate about the true rate of adverse effects of statins (doi:10.1136/bmj.g5019). The authors ask how helpful is the information provided to patients about possible adverse drug reactions. After reviewing information from 136 drug information documents relating to 15 commonly prescribed drugs, they conclude that it is excessive, inconsistent, often poorly presented, and overwhelmed by symptoms commonly experienced in daily life.'
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Kirin Tan, Keith J Petrie, Kate Faasse, Mark J Bolland, and Andrew Grey. Unhelpful information about adverse drug reactions
BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 12 August 2014)
Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5019
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