Drug Safety Data Could Cause Unnecessary Alarm
Some medical professionals believe that too much drug safety information could overwhelm patients and raise undue concern. A Pfizer survey of 300 medical professionals found that 89% of respondents were at least somewhat concerned that patients might stop taking medications if potentially negative drug safety information was released too early to the public.
- "Drug-Safety Data: Too Much Information?" (Wang, Wall Street Journal, 12/9).