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Screening Scientific Literature for Adverse Drug Reactions: Relevant for Patient Safety or Just a Time-Consuming Regulatory Obligation?
Posted on November 16th, 2015 by Joyce de Langen in Pharmacovigilance
An adverse drug reaction (ADR) is defined as any response to a medicinal product which is noxious and unintended. ADRs are a major public health problem, accounting for up to 5% of all hospital admissions and 28% of the emergency visits. Of all hospitalized patients, 5% experience an ADR during the hospitalization (more…)
Posted on October 27th, 2015 by Neal Katz in Pharmacovigilance
Pharmacovigilance is defined as “the science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects or any other drug-related problems.” Under that umbrella, government agencies in the United States, the European Union and other parts of the world have developed diverse and increasingly complex regulatory requirements. (more…)
Posted on October 27th, 2015 by Julio dos Anjos in Pharmacovigilance
Although, quite a lot of existing flows have to change and new ones have to be implemented, there are, also, quite a lot of benefits, most of them for EMA, and some, not so obvious, for the MAH’s. Of these last ones, many are found by looking at the information, now made available by EMA, as an information professional in a pharmacovigilance context, as well as a pharmacovigilance analyst in an information rich environment.