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Adverse Drug Reactions and the changing Face of Therapeutics

Adverse Drug Reactions and the changing Face of Therapeutics

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(Cover Story) Adverse drug reactions and, or side effects come in various shades and colours, and have overtime become issue for concern except that much attention has not been paid to this recurring phenomenon, or so it seems. Most at times the effects of adverse drug reaction is just mild and so it is easily overlooked, but at some other times they can be dangerously alarming such as even leading to death! And so health watchers are wont to ask: with all of these, is therapeutics entering a new phase?  In this write-up, Editor, MORGAN NWANGUMA ponders these issues, and brings to light what we ought to guard against, and what we all can do. In a developed society such as Australia, facts have it that an estimated 140,000 patients are admitted to hospital every year because of problems a