When pills make us worse: Monitoring the adverse effects of medicines

By Debaleena Basu A healthy 21-year-old youth was admitted to a hospital for an elective surgery. All preoperative physiological parameters were normal. On the surgery day, the commonly used drug bupivacaine was administered to induce spinal anaesthesia. Following the injection, he immediately went into shock. His blood pressure dropped, pulse weakened, and his breathing became … Continue reading When pills make us worse: Monitoring the adverse effects of medicines