pharmacovigilance

How R&D Teams Can Use Patient-Centricity for Clinical Trial Optimization

How R&D Teams Can Use Patient Centricity for Clinical Trial Optimization By Monica St. Claire In 2014, Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development performed a comprehensive assessment of the use of social media and digital technology in clinical research. This forward-thinking study revealed that pharmaceutical, biotechnology companies and contract [...]

Inspire posts forward medical research in adverse drug reactions, new study shows

Inspire posts forward medical research in adverse drug reactions, new study shows Over 2 million injuries, hospitalizations and deaths in the US each year are associated with post-approval adverse drug reactions (ADRs).1 The usual method of gathering ADR data is through provider reporting.  Research suggests that health care providers tend to under-report [...]

Research Confirms: Valuable Patient-Centered Data on Inspire (Part 2)

Research Confirms: Valuable Patient-Centered Data on Inspire (Part 2) In part 1, Can Patient-Generated Health Communication on the Internet Enhance Pharmacovigilance?, I shared the results of a think tank co-sponsored by the Drug Information Association (DIA) and the Cardiac Safety Research Consortium discussing the use of patient postings on social media for [...]

Can Patient-Generated Health Communication on the Internet Enhance Pharmacovigilance?

Can Patient-Generated Health Communication on the Internet Enhance Pharmacovigilance? (Part 1) Spontaneous reporting of adverse drug reactions by health care providers has been the keystone of pharmacovigilance.  Yet health care providers tend to under-report for a variety of reasons including lack of time, complacency, indifference, fear of medico-legal consequences or their uncertainty [...]