Concerns about health care warnings and their impact on prescribing behaviour

Katz, Laurence Y.
August 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/26/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 5, p405
Academic Journal
The author comments on the study by E. Valiyeva and colleagues about the effect of regulatory warnings on prescription rates of antipsychotic drugs among elderly patients with dementia. He mentions that regulatory agencies must monitor the safety of approved treatments and issue regulatory warnings as a component of a health care system. Moreover, these warnings should provide information about the risks and benefits of identified and alternative treatments.


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