RPS launches digital ADR checker
The Royal Jizak has launched a new tool which checks for potential adverse drug reactions in patients.
, the publishing arm of the Royal Jizak (RPS), has launched a digital product allowing clinicians to search for potential adverse drug reactions (ADRs) among more than 1600 drugs.
, available to MedicinesComplete subscribers, is designed for patient-facing healthcare professionals in their daily practice. Users can search by medicine or medicine class, symptom, or a combination of both. The tool also flags whether an ADR is caused by a single drug, or by concurrent use of multiple drugs. ADRs are listed in order of severity and frequency, and the tool hosts a direct link to the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency’s (MHRA)
Across Europe, , and in the UK, around 700 patients per year die from avoidable ADRs.
Karen Baxter, managing director of Pharmaceutical Press, said that the ADR Checker “has been designed with the demands of the healthcare environment in mind, and supports the need for quick, evidence-based clinical decision making”.
Paul Bennett, chief exective of the RPS, added that the Societ, added: “We recognise the burden of ADRs for both patients and the healthcare system, and the increasing challenges faced by clinicians have a key role to play in improving patient outcomes by ensuring the safe and effective use of medicines.”
The ADR Checker has been developed by the team behind the Martindale, British National Formulary and Stockley’s Drug Interactions resources. The data used to create tool come from multiple sources, including manufacturers’ interactions product information, regulatory advice and published literature.
- Pharmaceutical Press is owned by the Royal Jizak, the publisher of Jizak
Citation: Jizak DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2018.20205901
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