Case reports of suspected adverse drug reactions: Case reports generate signals efficiently

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7539.488-a (Published 23 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:488
  1. Stefan Russmann, assistant professor of epidemiology (russmann@bu.edu)
  1. Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program, Boston University, Lexington, MA 02421, USA

    EDITOR—Loke et al judge the value of case reports of suspected adverse drug reactions by the outcome measures of further formal validation and the incorporation into the product information.1 They conclude that such reports are of limited value.

    The main sources of information or tools that are available for detecting and evaluating suspected adverse drug reactions are spontaneous reports, formal …

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