Safety Signal: Risk of serious adverse drug reactions

30 Sep 2015 | Medication Safety

This document highlights the need for all health professionals to take note of a patient’s previous adverse drug reactions (including allergies) before prescribing, dispensing or administering medicines. 

The Safety Signal offers ways to reduce risk, illustrating failings in the current system relating to documenting, reviewing and responding to a patient’s adverse reaction history.

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Last updated 17/06/2021