Drug Safety

, Volume 30, Issue 3, pp 191–194 | Cite as

Poisons Centres and the Reporting of Adverse Drug Events

The Case for Further Development
  • Glyn N Volans
  • Lakshman Karalliedde
  • Heather M Wiseman
Editorial

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Acknowledgements

The authors have no conflicts of interest that are directly relevant to the content of this editorial.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Glyn N Volans
    • 1
  • Lakshman Karalliedde
    • 2
    • 3
  • Heather M Wiseman
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Block 5St Thomas Hospital, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation TrustLondonUK
  2. 2.Chemical Hazards and Poisons DivisionHealth Protection AgencyLondonUK
  3. 3.King’s College School of MedicineLondonUK
  4. 4.Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation TrustLondonUK

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