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Suspected adverse reactions, 2005
  1. F. Dyer1,
  2. M. Spagnuolo-Weaver1 and
  3. A. Tait1
  1. 1Suspected Adverse Reaction Surveillance Scheme, Veterinary Medicines Directorate, Woodham Lane, New Haw, Addlestone, Surrey


  • Reports to the UK Suspected Adverse Reaction Surveillance Scheme (SARSS) in 2005 decreased by 2 per cent compared with 2004

  • The numbers of reports involving pigs, fish and birds increased, while reports involving rabbits continued to decline

  • There was a marked increase in the number of reports involving accidental ingestion of palatable tablets containing a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug authorised for use in dogs

  • There was an increase in the number of reports of suspected adverse reactions in humans compared with 2004

– These are some of the findings under the SARSS in 2005, as discussed in the following article by Fabia Dyer, Martha Spagnuolo-Weaver and Alex Tait of the Veterinary Medicines Directorate

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