Clarification of terminology in drug safety.

  title={Clarification of terminology in drug safety.},
  author={Jeffrey K Aronson and Robin E. Ferner},
  journal={Drug safety},
  volume={28 10},
Nomenclature surrounding drug safety needs to be clear and unambiguous, so that patients, prescribers, manufacturers, and regulators can all understand each other. In particular, it needs to make it clear how adverse events and drug therapy are related to one another, how they are best classified, and their frequency, intensity and seriousness. In this article, we therefore discuss and define terms used in the field of drug safety, particularly terms that are sometimes misunderstood or misused… CONTINUE READING


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