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.
Adverse drug reactions sorted by age groups
PLAYGROUND: Convertible Adverse Event Reporting System Dashboard
Salient Features of the data visualizations Demo
The design of the live data visualizations demo is to show the data for the total number of drug reaction cases reported against different pharma manufacturers.
The second row represents the various age groups who were the victim of the adverse drug reaction.
Above all, you can also search for the number of registered cases by a particular manufacturer. Enter their name in the search bar on right side of the page.
Similarly, to know more about the catastrophic outcomes of the drug reactions, rather select the ‘Manufacturer Vs Outcome‘ tab.
Manufacturer Vs. Outcome Infographic Design
How the provided dashboard can help pharma companies to fight drug reaction cases
First of all, it is clear from the data visualizations that the cases added in the adverse event reporting system belong to the age groups of 55-60, 60-65, 55-70,70,75, and 75-80. Secondly, the people from these age groups are more prone to drug reactions because of their weak immune systems.
Therefore, drugs for such age groups should be manufactured accordingly. For other important insights, you must take a look at our live dashboard of adverse event reporting system displaying the patterns from records of cases reported on different dates of a year.
Henceforth, the drug manufacturers can make data-driven decisions to invest in strategies that can reduce the drug side-effects. A medicine must be made to cure the patients, not sicken them furthermore. Finally, what is your take on our observations and solutions? Do let us know.
Sunil is a happy-go-lucky member of Gramener family who turned his passion into a profession. He spends his time in effectively understanding how data science has influenced the world of big data. In his spare time, he loves to juggle with words and write exciting stories.