Analgesics use is prescribed and explained by the doctor. Most of the time, patients do not remember the doctor’s recommendations and go straight online to look for answers to their questions, which presents serious risks. Contraindications related to pharmaceutical interactions, overdose, an error producing an inverse effect to the one sought, or use in an inappropriate context: the dangers are many and can be fatal.
The goal of the project is to provide an online interface about analgesics. Pharmacists and doctors will post specific information about these painkillers and at the same time will ensure more personalized communication about specific questions that patients ask via the online interface.
Dr. Valérie Piguet, Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology Division, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology, and Intensive Care, Geneva University Hospitals