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When Drugs Cause Disease
According to the authors, a drug-induced disease is an unintended effect of a drug, which results in illness with symptoms sufficient to prompt a patient to seek medical attention and/or require hospitalization. Since the first edition of this book was published in 2005, numerous drugs have been withdrawn from the market in the United States as a result of illness or death associated with drug-induced diseases. Despite best efforts to assure that all drugs are safe and effective, millions of patients each year develop drug-induced diseases. Tisdale and Miller stress that every time a patient presents with a new disease or an exacerbation of an existing condition, someone needs to ask, “Could this be drug-related?”
This popular and essential comprehensive resource provides a detailed analysis of how to identify, prevent, and manage drug-induced diseases. With contributions from experts distinguished in their respective specialties, Drug-Induced Diseases is organized logically and is easy to use for pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and pharmacy students alike.
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Source: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists