Side Effects of Drugs Annual
- Jeffrey K. Aronson, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, MA DPhil MBChB FRCP FBPharmacolS FFPM(Hon)
A world-wide yearly survey of new data and trends in adverse drug reactions
History of Side Effects of Drugs
The Side Effects of Drugs Annual was first published in 1977. It has been continually published since then, as a yearly update to the voluminous encyclopaedia Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs. Each new Annual continues to serve the goal that is set for it: to provide clinicians and medical investigators with a reliable and critical yearly survey of new data and trends in the area of Adverse Drug Reactions and Interactions. An international team of specialists has contributed to the Annuals by selecting critically from each year's writing all that is truly new and informative, by critically interpreting it, and by pointing to whatever is misleading.
Special features of the Annuals are:
• the Side Effects of Drugs Essay, usually written by a guest author, and
• the special reviews: short articles that deal in depth with a specific topic of current interest, typographically distinguished from the rest of the text, and marked by the prescription symbol of the eye of Horus.
Every four years the previous set of four Annuals is summarised and evaluated, leading to the publication of the next update of the unique encyclopaedia, Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs.