SFDA Publishes Report On Adverse Reactions Of Drugs

April 28, 2010 | Print | Email Email | Comments | Category: Health

China's State Food and Drug Administration has published a report on the adverse reactions to drug use.

As the first of its kind in China, the report is a summary of all the cases of adverse reactions that occurred in China in 2009. It shows that China received a total of 638,996 reports on the bad reactions to drug use in the year. Of these most were related to anti-infection drugs.

Most of the reports were said to have been made by medical institutions. Of these 86.7% were made on synthetic medicines and 13.3% on Chinese herbal medicines.

Of the total reports, 55.2% were made on anti-infection medicines, and this is followed by reports on medicines for cardiovascular disorders, which accounted for 7.6% of the reports.

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