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Unreported Side Effects of Drugs Are Found Using Internet Search Data

ByTim De ChantNOVA NextNOVA Next

John Markoff, reporting for the New York Times :

Using automated software tools to examine queries by six million Internet users taken from Web search logs in 2010, the researchers looked for searches relating to an antidepressant, paroxetine, and a cholesterol lowering drug, pravastatin. They were able to find evidence that the combination of the two drugs caused high blood sugar.