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The author should consider in his article "Risky business" the
importance of severe adverse drug reactions (ADR).There are many effective
national and supranational drug surveillance programs -independent and/or
in a fair cooperation with companies- to identify and to prevent such ADR.
"Risky business" means risky drug treatment, too.
No competing interests
05 October 2009
Department of Psychiatry,University of Göttingen, D-37075 Göttingen,Germany
Many medical decisions are taken on the basis of most likely
diagnosis and outcome. If the less likely outcome happens and it is
signficantly negative, is that a mistake? Handling of that situation by
patients, the responsible doctor and the team is the challenge that can
drive future clinical behaviour in very different directions.