ADR (Adverse Drug Reactions) Meetings
MEETINGS YOU CAN ATTEND
Thursday 27 September 2012
Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE
Drugs can be dangerous: Are your patients safe?
Meeting at Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Clinic in Bradford December 2011
“RELIEVING EMOTIONAL DISTRESS – WHAT’S WRONG, WHAT’S NEEDED.”
Keynote speaker Robert Whitaker
Saturday 26th November 2011 Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1
ADR conference : Following evaluation of patient reporting, the CONFERENCE was held in London June 24 2011
Adverse Drug Reactions: Is the patient voice loud enough?
REVIEW of this event:
conference was organised by http://www.primm.eu.com/ with patient experience section presented by APRIL - Millie Kieve introduced two volunteer patients who shared their ADR experiences due to Cipro antibiotic and corticosteroids. We also showed the video of Jon Medland speaking about his medical student son's suicide after taking Roaccutane
The above Conference, followed the Evaluation by 5 universities of:Patient Yellow Card ADR reporting- published 18 May 2011 by NIHR Health Technology Assessment Prog. http://www.hta.ac.uk/project/1628.asp
The conference afforded an opportunity to discuss importance of patient voice in reporting Adverse Drug Reactions, and medicines withdrawal problems - and the failings in medical education that has led to shocking statistics from 10 years of official statistics to 2010 (as published by the Royal Society of Medicine)
- Increase in ADR related hospital deaths 10%
- Emergency admissions in hospitals due to ADRs increased by 76.8% http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20513902
supported by the WHO and Dutch Health Authorities
A conference in Amsterdam October 2010 is now online followed concern over the promotion of disease to sell drugs http://vimeo.com/16996780
The talks linked to the following url included one by Meindert Boyson of National Institute for Clinical Excellence.
Millie Kieve asked if NICE could put Benzo and SSRI withdrawal protocols on the NICE web site. (question is at 1.11.22 into the video)
She was told this should be possible and hopes it will happen as in the UK there is no NHS support offered to people addicted to prescribed medicines. http://vimeo.com/16996780
Many of the talks are enlightning and the DSM is discussed by a contributor to DSM 1V Allen Frances - talk no 3 on this video