News you can use: health & drug safety updates


  • January 18, 2000
    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)


  • December 20, 1999
    “A growing body of research reveals that patient compliance is a bigger issue than many physicians think,” notes reporter Christine Wiebe in the American Medical News.
  • The National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) recently announced the winners of the Pass It Forward Video Challenge – First Place goes to Mr. Andrew Gonzales, Pharm.D. Candidate 2014 from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana and Second Place goes to Ms. Rachel Lynne Smith, a junior and a Film Studies Major from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.