Navigation Links
Drug Risks Must Be Balanced Against Benefits, Researchers

n-years) than all drugs, even Vioxx, which had a 76 per 100,000 person-years fatality rate.

* Aspirin, clozapine, Tysabri and Vioxx all had risks equal to or greater than the annual mortality risks for firefighters and law enforcement workers (about 11 per 100,000 person-years). The most risky occupation -- tree fallers -- was much higher than any drug, at 360 per 100,000 person-years.

* Rock climbing (36 deaths per 100,000 person-years) had a mortality rate about equivalent to clozapine, while climbing in the Himalayas (13,000 per 100,000 person-years) had a higher risk of death than any of the drugs studied.

* And, just as a curiosity, the researchers found that motorcyclists can potentially face annual fatality risks that are 40 times as great as passenger car travelers, while taxi drivers face three times the death risk of firefighters.

"What we found, and this isn't a huge surprise, is that there are a lot of activities that people engage in voluntarily that have associated with them risks comparable to medication risks," Cohen said. "People must be taking into account benefits for those activities."

But perhaps the illustrations highlighted in this paper will help people make those decisions more clear-headedly, he said.

"When it comes to medication, we have to be methodological and cool-headed in looking at risks, not that they should be ignored, but we need to look at them within a framework," Cohen suggested.. "We need a way of thinking about these risks rationally."


'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Simvastatin Plus Niacin May Lower Heart Risks
2. Risks for Silent Strokes
3. Ginseng Associated with Pregnancy Risks
4. Benefits and Risks of Asthma Treatment Questioned
5. Lack of Smell And Its Potential Risks
6. A Slight Increase In BP Can Mean big Risks
7. The Risks Of Smoking
8. Risks Of An Enlarged Heart
9. Identifying The Risks Of Developing Schizophrenia
10. Evaluating The Risks and Benefits of Hormone Therapy
11. The Risks Of Vitamin D Deficiency
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Drug Risks Must Balanced Against Benefits Researchers

(Date:3/4/2015)... Jose, California (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 ... becoming a worrisome public health issue worldwide. The rising ... major economic and social burden in both developed and ... globally is projected to rise to 1.5 billion, equating ... 75% of these patients are forecast to come from ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... CA (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 Bird ... commercial, industrial and residential applications now offers its popular ... , The humane, highly efficient bird deterrent ... to match the color and décor of the building ... standard colors—brick red, white, crystal clear, light grey, brown, ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... 2015 Rocket Builders’ “Ready to Rocket” ... that have the best prospect for growth according to ... choose the Ready to Rocket companies, we are looking ... with market opportunity. Prizm Media Inc. is an excellent ... at the right time,” said Reg Nordman, Managing Partner, ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 ... facilities design and construction event for New England, ... Massachusetts announced key building envelope related workshops. Sessions ... Workshops include: , Curtain Walls for ... many health care and laboratory facilities are often ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... NOVAtime Technology, Inc. ( http://www.novatime.com ... Attendance / Workforce Management solutions, announced that Innovative ... Workforce Management / Time and Attendance system ... , Since 2004, Innovative Services’ mission has been ... best quality of life. The company is committed ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Aging Population Drives Demand for Blood Pressure Monitoring & Measurement Instruments, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 2Health News:Aging Population Drives Demand for Blood Pressure Monitoring & Measurement Instruments, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 3Health News:Aging Population Drives Demand for Blood Pressure Monitoring & Measurement Instruments, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 4Health News:Plastic Bird Spikes Now Come in 7 Colors to Blend in With Their Surroundings 2Health News:Healthcare Lead Generation Leader Prizm Media Inc. is “Ready to Rocket” 2Health News:Healthcare Lead Generation Leader Prizm Media Inc. is “Ready to Rocket” 3Health News:Building Envelope Code and Regulation Sessions at MED-Ed Facilities 2Health News:Building Envelope Code and Regulation Sessions at MED-Ed Facilities 3Health News:Building Envelope Code and Regulation Sessions at MED-Ed Facilities 4Health News:Building Envelope Code and Regulation Sessions at MED-Ed Facilities 5Health News:Building Envelope Code and Regulation Sessions at MED-Ed Facilities 6Health News:Innovative Services, Inc. Successfully Migrates to Cloud-Based NOVAtime Workforce Management Solution to Support Growth and Improve Payroll Processing Time 2Health News:Innovative Services, Inc. Successfully Migrates to Cloud-Based NOVAtime Workforce Management Solution to Support Growth and Improve Payroll Processing Time 3
... HealthDay Reporter , FRIDAY, Dec. 9 (HealthDay News) -- ... an irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation may see greater ... their thinner counterparts. The findings appear in the December ... (AF) greatly increases a person,s risk for stroke. Many people ...
... conducted by two animal scientists at the University of ... of future stem cell therapies than rodent-based models. ... human therapiesincluding pharmaceuticalssince 50 percent of all chemicals test ... or identity, according to Thomas Hartung, a professor in ...
... Many American soldiers who suffer burns and wounds during combat ... kidney function that is potentially deadly. That,s the finding ... 692 U.S. military casualties who were evacuated from Iraq and ... the researchers found that rates of acute kidney injury were ...
... Reporter , FRIDAY, Dec. 9 (HealthDay News) -- For most ... entertainment. But for Katie Sweeney and her family, a recent ... was absolute redemption," said Sweeney, recalling the afternoon in October ... son Dusty -- who has autism -- caught a unique ...
... Rochelle, NY -- Vivian W. Pinn, MD will be ... at the 20th Annual Congress on Women,s Health, March ... healthcare providers from across the country will gather at ... protocols, advances in diagnosis and management, and innovative translational ...
... geographic mobility of registered nurses (RNs) recently published in the ... relative lack of mobility has serious implications for access to ... the studypart of the RN Work Project funded by the ... licensed RNs work within 40 miles of where they attended ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Obese Patients May Benefit the Most From Surgery for Irregular Heartbeat 2Health News:Pig-induced pluripotent stem cells may be safer than previously thought 2Health News:Burn-Casualty Soldiers at High Risk for Kidney Injury, Study Finds 2Health News:Broadway Strikes an Autism-Friendly Chord 2Health News:Broadway Strikes an Autism-Friendly Chord 3Health News:Broadway Strikes an Autism-Friendly Chord 4Health News:Dr. Vivian W. Pinn to receive inaugural Bernadine Healy Award 2Health News:New registered nurses' lack of geographic mobility has negative implications for rural health 2Health News:New registered nurses' lack of geographic mobility has negative implications for rural health 3
(Date:3/3/2015)... 3, 2015 Registration is officially open for MEDTEC ... 2015 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. The ... latest to join the MEDTEC China family of events. MEDTEC ... aims to better serve the South China ... is an important region for China,s ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... WASHINGTON , March 3, 2015 ... nationwide effort sponsored by America,s biopharmaceutical research companies, ... features and functionality to provide patients and caregivers ... than 475 public and private patient assistance programs. ... PPA has provided a platform to engage, educate ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... , March 3, 2015  The eleventh annual ... than 450 of the world,s top research scientists, academics, oncologists ... evolving theories and learn about new outcomes in patient ... Each year Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. ... Group, sponsors the Tucson Symposium at the Hilton El ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Pre-registration Open for 2015 MEDTEC China South 2Pre-registration Open for 2015 MEDTEC China South 3Partnership for Prescription Assistance Relaunches Website with New Features for Patients and Caregivers 2Global scientific collaborators to explore latest pathology and oncology advancements at Tucson Symposium 2
... 8, 2011 Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the ... and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and ... will focus on new, ready to market technologies in women,s ... the annual meeting of the European Society of Radiology in ...
... the Third Quarter of 2010, The Board of Directors of ... the company name to iMD Companies, Inc. In addition, a ... objective of propelling the company into the health and wellness ... structure of the firm to that of a holding company. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Hologic Targets Women's Health Professionals at ECR 2011 2Hologic Targets Women's Health Professionals at ECR 2011 3Hologic Targets Women's Health Professionals at ECR 2011 4Hologic Targets Women's Health Professionals at ECR 2011 5ICBU Announces Corporate Reorganization and Business Plan 2ICBU Announces Corporate Reorganization and Business Plan 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: