Experiencing side effects is unpleasant, and not understanding them is frustrating. While it's impossible to have a drug with no side effects, a new guide published by charitable trust Sense About Science investigates why side effects happen and what can be done about them.
The new public guide, called "Making Sense of Drug Safety Science - Investigating the science of side effects" was produced by Sense About Science with support from the MRC Centre for Drug Safety Science at the University of Liverpool. The guide shares insights from drug safety scientists, by addressing public questions and concerns (through a public-led, expert-fed approach).
The guide is available free online from the following link:
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Sense About Science is a charitable trust that equips people to make sense of scientific and medical claims in public discussion.
With a database of over 6,000 scientists, from Nobel prize winners to postdocs and PhD students, the charity works in partnership with scientific bodies, research publishers, policy makers, the public and the media, to change public discussions about science and evidence.