Data Visualizations: Interesting Insights on Adverse Drug Reports

in Data for Good, Pharma

The drug can react in many ways on a human body. It can result in a number of outcomes such as hospitalization, death, and disability. Gramener collected the Adverse Event Reporting System data to present a systematic arrangement of adverse effects on patients from the medicines by various drug manufacturers.


The Data Visualizations picturizes that
every year, medicinal drugs kill 100,000 people,
sickens 350,000 seniors, and causes
more than 2 million adverse drug reaction.

When was the last time you found someone getting allergic to a drug prescribed by a qualified doctor or pharmacist? It happens commonly due to the unexpected responses a human body directs for the drug. Besides that studies have revealed that the drug reception ability of a human body is most likely to differ based on age groups. For example, a  man in the age group of 25-40, can show better responses to drugs than the same of 60-80. The reason is that the immune system of the body is at its peak in the middle ages. The following graph reveals the age groups for frequent adverse drug reactions.

Most importantly, with the help of data visualizations, frank demostrated this graph to reveal the adverse drug reaction reported by various age groups

Adverse drug reactions sorted by age groups