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Are Drug-Drug Interactions Today’s Biggest Health Threat?

Posted on October 16th, 2018 by in Pharma R&D

The use of prescription medicines is sharply on the rise. Over the past decade, the number of adults taking over-the-counter medicines has sunk, while the number of prescription drug users has increased by more than 30 percent. Continue reading “Are Drug-Drug Interactions Today’s Biggest Health Threat?” »

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” »

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