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Consumer side effect reporting form

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English
Translated Title: 
Formulaire de déclaration des effets secondaires du consommateur
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Paper
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Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

A form for consumers to report side effects to drugs and other health products to the Canada Vigilance Program. Consumers/patients can report adverse reactions (also known as side effects) to health products, including prescription and non-prescription medications, biologics, natural health products and radiopharmaceuticals using this form.

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Myth: if a drug makes it to market, it's safe for everyone

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Mythe: un médicament mis sur le marché est un médicament sans danger
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Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

One of the series of Mythbusters information sheets that examines drug safety issues. Discusses the safety of pharmaceutical drugs after they have been approved and how drug approval does not necessarily mean a drug is fully tested or that it's effects are fully understood. Points to the need for consumers to thoroughly understand the potential benefits and harms of any drug so that they make make informed decisions about drugs they may take. Approves of the establishment of the federally-funded Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network, which will fund research on the safety and effectiveness of drugs in the “real world”.

Mythbusters is a series of two-page articles that summarize the best available evidence to challenge widely held beliefs about issues in Canadian healthcare.

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Available online.
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ISSN: 1923-1253
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Includes bibliographical references.
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