IGUARD – drug safety information for patients and physicians
30th September 2007 by Arrow Durfee Posted in Uncategorized
This new group is forming to monitor and report drug effects outside of the control of the pharmaceutical industry. If you or someone you love has to take a prescription medicine for whatever reason it would be good to visit this site and see how other people are coping with it.
Recent studies by the Institute of Medicine and the US Food and Drug
Administration reveal that the FDA does not focus enough attention on
monitoring drugs once they are approved. Most drug approvals are based
on clinical trials involving a few hundred or a few thousand patients,
but many uncommon side effects don’t emerge until a drug is being used
by millions of people. Through a quick online enrollment on the iGuard
website (www.iguard.org), patients who regularly take medications can
choose to receive patient-specific updates about the safety of the
medications they are taking from an independent source. And
participants in iGuard will receive these updates whenever new
information is learned about their medicine, allowing them to make the
most informed decisions about their healthcare.
An upcoming LIVE webcast that Rena has been helping to
promote for iGuard, one of the nations first and only Patient-Driven
Drug Safety Monitoring Program that provides accurate and personalized
drug safety information for patients and physicians alike is scheduled. The event
is taking place on Thursday, October 4th at 2PM and will feature Dr.
Judith Jones and Dr. Hugo Stephenson who will be on hand to further
explain how simple it can now be for anyone and everyone to better
assess the level of risks associated with the drugs they are
taking/prescribing. You will also be able to ask any questions LIVE
via email and have them answered by Dr. Jones and Dr. Stephenson
during the webcast.
The link for the October 4th online we cast is