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Japanese Adverse Events Reports Topped Record High in 2007

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Pharmaceutical companies reported 28,500 adverse effect cases in Japan in 2007, the highest in history, the Food And Drug Bureau of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said. It is an increase of 2,191 cases from 2006. Reasons are unknown for the cause of the increase. The cases reported by physicians and medical workers increased by 222 to 3,891. Upon receiving the reports, the ministry issued 159 safety measures, about the same as in 2006. (Click here for more - Japanese language



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