The slump in GP reports of adverse drug reactions among their patients is alarming

Dr Ian Boyd (PhD)
Adverse events

A recent article in AusDoc described how GPs’ involvement in reporting adverse drug reactions (ADRs) to the TGA has declined massively over the past 20 years.

This was based on research which indicated that from 2003 to 2016 the proportion coming from GPs went from 28% to just 4%, with hospital and community pharmacists taking over as key sources.