In an effort to enhance public health and safety, the American Society of Pharmacovigilance has earmarked March 24 as National Adverse Drug Event Awareness Day. This initiative underscores a vital commitment to curbing the incidence of adverse drug events (ADEs) across the nation, a significant concern that not only endangers lives but also imposes a heavy financial burden on our healthcare system.
Adverse drug events are a major health risk, leading to numerous medical emergencies, hospital stays, and doctor visits every year. To put this into perspective, ADEs are responsible for around 1 million visits to the emergency room, contribute to 2.2 million hospitalizations, prompt 3.5 million consultations in physician offices, and incur an astounding $136 billion in healthcare expenses annually in the United States. Astonishingly, with over 100,000 occurrences each year, ADEs rank as the fourth leading cause of death in the country.
Learn more about last year's event here: https://www.linkedin.com/events/nationaladversedrugeventawarene7045047035300888577/theater/