Israel's Health Ministry to Introduce Tougher Guidelines Over Drug Side Effects

The new regulation, to be introduced next month, comes after hundreds of Israelis complained of side effects when using the thyroid drug Eltroxin after changes had been made to it.

The Health Ministry will require pharmaceutical companies to provide a detailed report on the side effects of drugs, including documentation from overseas. The new regulation, to be introduced next month, comes after hundreds of Israelis complained of side effects when using the thyroid drug Eltroxin after changes had been made to it.