Noteworthy new website launch – RxISK.org: “Making medicines safer for all of us.”
It’s founded by Dr. David Healy, internationally renowned psychiatrist and author from Wales; Dr. Dee Mangin of New Zealand, Dr. Kalman Applbaum of the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Nancy Olivieri and others you can read about here.
The project’s own description:
“RxISK is the first free, independent website where patients, doctors, and pharmacists can research prescription drugs and easily report a drug side effect — identifying problems and possible solutions earlier than is currently happening.”
a Suicide Zone: “Drugs sometimes cause people to have suicidal thoughts and behaviour. It is important to find out if there is a connection between these thoughts and your prescription so that adjustments can be made before you act on drug-induced violent ideas.”
Within the site is Dr. Healy’s blog, which includes recent entries such as:
It includes graphic displays such as this “FDA Heat Map” of reported side effects from a smoking cessation drug:
We’ll be following this site and welcome your thoughts as you visit it.