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Uppsala Reports 61 - April 2013 The April 2013 edition contains the 6-monthly statistics report from the WHO database: 8 million reports now reached; a feature on the book 'The Nurses are Innocent - The Digoxin Poisoning Fallacy'; comment on the release of clinical trial data, and on ADRs in children; articles on progress of two CEM projects in Belarus and Kenya and of how Nigeria achieved its national pharmacovigilance framework; reaction to the film Side Effects; plus the usual publication notices, conference reports and news from the UMC, where we introduce our new medical staff Pia Caduff and Geraldine Hill. A higher resolution pdf (4.4 Mb) is downloadable here.
Uppsala Reports 60 - January 2013 The January 2013 edition contains a report from the successful WHO Programme meeting in Brazil, along with other events in south America, features on the WHO Drug Dictionary and VigiFlow, news updates from the WHO Programme and the drug regulators meeting at ICDRA, and developments in monitoring the safety of vaccines - including an e-learning module. There is a report on targeted spontaneous reporting in Uganda and education and training initiatives around the world. There are summaries of new scientific papers by UMC staff. A higher resolution pdf (7 Mb) is downloadable here.
Uppsala Reports 59 - October 2012 The October edition contains a feature on the Global Vaccine Safety Initiative, news from the WHO Programme and our regular update of trends in reporting to the WHO global ICSR database. There is a report on targeted spontaneous reporting in Uganda and education and training initiatives around the world. There are reports from several conferences attended by UMC staff and a round-up of interesting new books and scientific papers. There's also an introduction to the management team at the UMC - the SET, and a tribute to the late Jerry Labadie. A higher resolution pdf (3.5 Mb) is downloadable here.
Uppsala Reports 58 - July 2012 Our July edition contains features on several education and training events which took place in Uppsala this spring. There are also reports from international conferences attended by UMC staff in Miami and Berlin and recent UMC visits to pharmacovigilance centres in Ghana, Russia, Brazil, Kenya and China. Some food for thought with discussions about how to convert training to better ADR reporting, new methods of reporting and good - and bad - meetings. There's also a round-up of recent visitors to the UMC and VigiFlow news. A higher resolution pdf (6.5 Mb) is downloadable here.
Uppsala Reports 57 - April 2012 Our April edition contains features on media relations for pharmacovigilance centres, the importance of good quality data on reports submitted to the WHO database VigiBase, and initiatives related to patient reporting. We have reports from conferences attended by UMC staff in Accra and Istanbul and recent UMC visits to pharmacovigilance centres in Switzerland, Oman, the USA, Bulgaria and Thailand, plus news from India and following up on the benefits of meetings and courses. There's also a round-up of recent publications. A higher resolution pdf (4.5 Mb) is downloadable here.
Uppsala Reports 56 - January 2012The January edition contains a feature on the Dubrovnik meeting of country representatives in the WHO Programme, news on the 7 million reports now in the WHO database VigiBase, and articles on safety issues related to vaccines. We look at the launch of the Pharmacovigilance Toolkit, report from major conferences and UMC visits to national pharmacovigilance centres. There's also a profile of Mariano Madurga, a new WHO Collaborating Centre and much more. A higher resolution pdf (6.1 Mb) is downloadable here.
For all the previous issues of Uppsala Reports, click on Uppsala Reports Archive. You can also find Ralph Edwards' commentaries from 2002-2009 Reflections on pharmacovigilance at the UMC Material Archive.
Uppsala Reports page last updated 22 April 2013
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