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.
August 24, 1995
AHCPR Public Affairs
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.