POLL EXAMINES DRUG SAFETY VIEWS

Pharmacy Times, Volume 0, 0

A recent survey of 1726 individualsrevealed their perceptions about drugsafety.

The poll, which was conducted byHarris Interactive and the PharmaceuticalSafety Institute, found that:

• 52% of respondents felt it is very orhighly important to receive safetyinformation on drugs

• 33% of respondents often or alwaysseek drug safety data for themselves,a family member, or someonethey provide with care

• 53% of respondents felt that a physicianor health care provider is a sourcethey trust to receive more informationabout the side effects of drugs

• 69% of respondents are confidentthat the drug companies releaseinformation they have about adrug?s adverse reactions as soon asit becomes available