A recent survey of 1726 individuals revealed their perceptions about drug safety.
The poll, which was conducted by Harris Interactive and the Pharmaceutical Safety Institute, found that:
• 52% of respondents felt it is very or highly important to receive safety information on drugs
• 33% of respondents often or always seek drug safety data for themselves, a family member, or someone they provide with care
• 53% of respondents felt that a physician or health care provider is a source they trust to receive more information about the side effects of drugs
• 69% of respondents are confident that the drug companies release information they have about a drug?s adverse reactions as soon as it becomes available
One study linked multiple pregnancies to an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation later in life, and another investigated the association between premature delivery and cardiovascular disease.
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