An adverse drug reaction (ADR) is defined by World Health Organization (WHO) as “Any response to a drug which is noxious, unintended and occurs at doses used in man for prophylaxis, diagnosis or therapy”. It has been seen that healthcare cost increases to a great extent due to Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs). Sometimes the ADRs are so serious and severe that, cost needed to treat morbidity and mortality due to it, is more than the cost needed to treat the actual condition of interest. With the dramatic advances in the medical science, treatment of many cancers (like testicular cancer, lymphoma, and leukemia) is not palliative, but rather curative in today’s world. Chemotherapy is employed as part of a multimodal approach to the treatment of many tumours.
Citation: Prasad A, Datta PP, Bhattacharya J, Pattanayak C, Chauhan AS, et al. (2013) Pattern of Adverse Drug Reactions Due to Cancer Chemotherapy in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital in Eastern India. J Pharmacovigilance 1:107.