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Nearly Half of all Hospital Surgeries Involve Medication Mix-ups

About half of all surgeries involve some kind of medication error or unintended drug side effects, if a new study done at one of America‚Äôs most prestigious academic medical centers is any indication. The rate, calculated by researchers from the …

FDA to Work With Online Patient Forum to Mine Drug Side Effect Information

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is turning to a patient-networking website to get a better handle on the side effects of medications. The FDA is tapping into a broad flow of data sent to PatientsLikeMe, an online site with …