Drug companies should report side effects in terms of frequency

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7028.442b (Published 17 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:442
  1. R Bracchi
  1. Course organiser University of Wales College of Medicine, Llandough Hospital NHS Trust, Cardiff CF64 2XX

    EDITOR,—A W Asscher and colleagues write that doctors should be better educated in therapeutics and in decision analysis to be able to balance the risks, costs, and benefits of drugs that they use.1 Doctors would be helped in advising their patients if the adverse effects of a drug were categorised in …

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