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ADR meetings

ADR (Adverse Drug Reactions) Meetings


Paris January 2014

Prescrire conference at which Millie Kieve presented a talk

Royal Society of Medicine September 2012

Thursday 27 September 2012

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE

Drugs can be dangerous: Are your patients safe? 

Meeting at Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Clinic in Bradford

December 2011

Link to transcripts of talk by Professor Heather Ashton


Keynote speaker  Robert Whitaker

Saturday 26th November 2011 Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1

about the speakers .     about the conference

APRIL conferences: Links to edited talks  2008, 2004, 2001

              Adverse Drug Reactions: Is the patient voice loud enough?

ADR conference : Following evaluation of patient reporting, the  CONFERENCE was held in London June 24 2011 - at which APRIL organised 'Patient Experience' section and did a poster presentation about Dianette and depression and how we increased patient reporting using the MHRA Yellow Card system.

Click the title above, for the review of this conference and details of two ADR experiences provided by APRIL, one by a video and a dear young man, explaining the dreadful experience his family suffered due to mother being taken off prednisolone too quickly, corticosteroids have to be withdrawn very gradually.

The conference was organised by PRIMM (Prescribing & Research in Medicines Management) with patient experience section presented by APRIL - Millie Kieve introduced two volunteer patients who shared their ADR experiences due to Cipro antibiotic and corticosteroids. We also showed the video of Jon Medland speaking about his medical student son's suicide after taking  Roaccutane

The above Conference,  followed the Evaluation by 5 universities of:Patient Yellow Card ADR reporting- published 18 May 2011 by NIHR Health Technology Assessment Prog.

The conference afforded an opportunity to discuss importance of patient voice in reporting Adverse Drug Reactions, and medicines withdrawal problems - and the failings in medical education that has led to shocking statistics from 10 years of official statistics to 2010 (as published by the Royal Society of Medicine)


supported by the WHO and Dutch Health Authorities

A conference in Amsterdam October 2010 is now online followed concern over the promotion of disease to sell drugs

The talks linked to the following url included one by Meindert Boyson of National Institute for Clinical Excellence.

Millie Kieve asked if NICE could put Benzo and SSRI withdrawal protocols on the NICE web site. (question is at 1.11.22 into the video)

 She was told this should be possible and hopes it will happen as in the UK there is no NHS support offered to people addicted to prescribed medicines.

Many of the talks are enlightning and the DSM is discussed by a contributor to DSM 1V

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