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Doing our part to improve drug safety

Posted on October 2nd, 2018 by in Pharma R&D

Pharmacovigilance and drug safety teams are never short of work. There’s a vast amount of peer-reviewed literature to sift through for adverse event information. Over 800,000 pharmacology and biomedicine articles Continue reading “Doing our part to improve drug safety” »

In pharmacovigilance, effective search strings are key

Posted on February 9th, 2018 by in Pharmacovigilance

A key component of any pharmacovigilance strategy is building search strings that successfully identify potential adverse events, which must be reported to regulatory agencies. If the query returns too narrow a result set, adverse events may be missed. Continue reading “In pharmacovigilance, effective search strings are key” »

Why a reliable FAERS searching capability is essential for pharma companies

Posted on October 27th, 2017 by in Pharmacovigilance

In the description of the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS), the agency states that “voluntary and mandatory reporting plays an important role in the FDA’s post-market safety monitoring.” Continue reading “Why a reliable FAERS searching capability is essential for pharma companies” »

Big Data and Proactive Pharmacovigilance

Posted on September 20th, 2017 by in Pharmacovigilance

Traditionally thought of as a post-market process, pharmacovigilance is how pharmaceutical companies monitor and address any safety issues that arise once a drug becomes available commercially. However, some companies are now thinking ahead about these potential safety concerns with what is known as “proactive PV”. Continue reading “Big Data and Proactive Pharmacovigilance” »

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