2008 - Evidence in context: One person's poison is another's acceptable risk (Editorial)

Haynes, R. Brian; Hart, Lawrence E.
November 2008
ACP Journal Club;11/18/2008, Vol. 149 Issue 5, p1
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's views on physicians' perspective on medication and the adverse effect of it on the patients. According to the author, prescription of cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors to patients can be regarded as a risk by cardiologists. He observes that one person's poison is another's acceptable risk. The author thinks that the perspective of safety alone is inadequate while prescribing drugs and decision making should include several other factors.


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