Weighing Risk/Benefit Assessment: Views of a Swedish “Regulator”

  • B.-E. Wiholm
Conference paper
Part of the Health Systems Research book series (HEALTH)


The process of weighing drug-induced risks against disease-induced risk is a complicated multistep procedure. Although the basic principle was laid out more than 2 000 years ago by Hippocrates — primum est non nocere — the interpretation and implementation of this principle has varied over time and has become more complicated in the present situation with the advent of modern pharmacotherapy.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

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