Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Did You Know?

More than 50% of the most commonly prescribed drugs are processed by enzymes whose levels vary due to genetic factors. This genetic variability is a leading cause of adverse reactions.

There are over 2 million severe adverse drug reactions every year.

Every day more than 5,000 Americans have  an adverse drug reaction serious enough to require hospitalization.

In 2001, the direct healthcare costs associated with adverse drug reactions were estimated at $177 billion.

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