Statistics on Adverse Drug Events:

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  • In the US there are over 2.2 million severe drug reactions EACH YEAR. 
  • 82% of American adults take at least one medication and 29% take five or more.
  • Adverse Drug Events (ADE) cause over 700,000 emergency department visits each year. 
  • Over 100,000 people die each year due to Adverse Drug Events. 
  • Nearly 120,000 patients each year need to be hospitalized for further treatment. 
  • 4th leading cause of death. Ahead of pulmonary disease, diabetes, AIDS, pneumonia, accidents and automobile deaths.