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"According to the Institute of Medicine report medications are the most common medical intervention. However, drug-related morbidity and mortality now represents a major public health challenge due to the ineffective and unsafe consequences of medication use. Morbidity in this case relates to disease and illness associated with drug therapy whereas mortality relates to death associated with drug therapy. It is also estimated in the US that drug-related morbidity and mortality cost about $200 billion annually in health care expenditure.

This is clearly a failure in our healthcare systems."


This article was originally published in Journal of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems, volume 3, in 2016. DOI: 10.4172/2376-0419.1000e139


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