The Detection of Adverse Drug Reactions

  • Christopher J. Bulpitt
Part of the Developments in Biostatistics and Epidemiology book series (DBEP, volume 1)


An adverse drug reaction (ADR) has been defined by the World Health Organisation [251] as “one which is noxious, unintended and occurs at doses used in man for prophylaxis, diagnosis or therapy.” The detection of symptom side effects was discussed in chapter 16; in this section we shall consider only life-threatening events.


Adverse Drug Reaction Gallbladder Disease Primary Pulmonary Hypertension Large Randomise Control Trial Small Clinical Trial 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher J. Bulpitt
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    • 2
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  1. 1.Department of Medical Statistics and EpidemiologyLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineLondonUK
  2. 2.Royal Postgraduate Medical SchoolLondonUK
  3. 3.Hammersmith HospitalLondonUK

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