GAO Issues New Report on Adverse Drug Events

At Congress' request, the General Accounting Office researched the extent and types of adverse drug events, ADE-related costs in the health care system, and ADE-reduction proposals. Released at House and Senate hearings, free copies of the report are available directly from the GAO (request Document #HEHS-00-21). (Testimony, 1 Feb. and 9 Feb.; Report, 18 Jan. 2000)