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Ugo Moretti
Focus Farmacovigilanza 2017;96(3):1

At the end of February 2017, the Italian Agency of Medicines, AIFA, announced on its website (http://www.agenziafarmaco.gov.it/) the launch of a new modality for reporting suspect adverse reactions to drugs and vaccines.

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Focus Farmacovigilanza 2017;97(6):1
The skin is frequently affected by adverse drug reactions and basically any class of drugs – but NSAIDs, antibiotics and antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) with particular frequency – can cause them (see table).1Children with an adverse drug reaction present a cutaneous manifestation in 16% to 35% of cases...

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Drugs & Elderly
Focus Farmacovigilanza 2017;97(6):1
Many drugs commonly used in the clinical practice have an anticholinergic activity. These are mostly psychotropic drugs like tricyclic antidepressants and antipsychotics, but also drugs that target other organs and apparatus, like for example first generation antihistaminics or furosemide (see...