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Study finds one in seven at risk of adverse drug reaction

Dundee University has published research that analysed the records of almost 140,000 patients who were at risk of suffering adverse drug reactions.

They found about one in seven, more than 19,000 people, had been prescribed drugs which could harm them. The study highlighted differences in how cases were treated by GPs. High-risk drugs defined by the study included antipsychotic medication for dementia patients and anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen to people with a history of stomach ulcers or kidney problems.