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Uppsala Reports has undergone an intensive revamp over the past few months - just in time for its 20th birthday!
We’ve made many changes: a new design language and brand identity reflect the fact that the Uppsala Reports is a global entity and covers the whole world of pharmacovigilance. You’ll find new ideas for columns, new writers, new page designs, and a new spirit of inquiry that is both revolutionary and genuine. The latest edition of Uppsala Reports contains a wide range of news from around the world of pharmacovigilance, including regional initiatives from all corners of the globe.
As our main feature we interview Dr Andrea Marzi and put Ebola under the microscope, looking at developing an Ebola vaccine in the midst of an outbreak. We also examine the current trends in adverse drug reaction reporting and explore the recent UMC research paper “Quantitative benefit–risk assessment of methylprednisolone in multiple sclerosis relapses”.
Uppsala Reports is your magazine – just like it’s always been – and we would love to hear what you think about the new look; please e-mail us with comments and suggestions. (Please click on the image to get the 4.6Mb pdf.)
Uppsala Reports 71 – October 2015 The latest edition of Uppsala Reports contains a close look at the new WHO Pharmacovigilance Indicators, news about UMC products, and developments across the Eastern Mediterranean to integrate the different strands of patient safety. There's also a report from the first fellowship course in vaccines in West Africa, recent scientific papers from the UMC, and reports on pharmacovigilance initiatives from around the world. Previews of the African Society of Pharmacovigilance conference and the 2016 Uppsala Forum complement our usual list of forthcoming pharmacovigilance meetings. A high resolution pdf (5.9 Mb) is downloadable here.
Uppsala Reports 70 – July 2015 The latest edition of Uppsala Reports includes a look at the global database which now has 11 million reports, a feature on the Uppsala Health Summit and antimicrobial resistance, UMC’s Take & Tell campaign, an important patient reporting conference in the Netherlands, Qualified Person training in west Africa, visitors to the Uppsala Monitoring Centre, publications and reports from around the world: Swaziland, Korea, China, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Indonesia, Eritrea, Morocco and Ghana. A high resolution pdf (7.2 Mb) is downloadable here.
Uppsala Reports 69 – April 2015 The April edition of Uppsala Reports features the launch of the UMC's new open access tool VigiAccess™. There is an in-depth look at the UMC's signal detection proceses, and descriptions of recent UMC research in substandard medicines, in longitudinal medical records and in cardiometabolic drugs from Sub-Saharan Africa. A major article gives an overview of the WHO Programme and the combined work of its five Collaborating Centres. There is news from around the pharmacovigilance world: India, Chile, Liberia, anniversaries for the UK Yellow Card scheme and the European Medicines Agency, and new WHO Programme member Bangladesh. New books include an important publication on medicines for women. The edition begins with a message from UMC Director Marie Lindquist on story-telling and how to improve the quality of data about medicines safety. A high resolution pdf (5.9 Mb) is downloadable here.
Uppsala Reports 68 – January 2015 The first edition of Uppsala Reports for 2015 features several articles from China: differing reflections on the WHO medicines and vaccines meetings in Tianjin and the ISoP annual meeting which immediately followed. There is also news from other parts of the world: Peru, Oman, Spain, Morocco, Ireland and Zanzibar, and an introduction to new WHO Programme member Bhutan. An article examines the aims and challenges of the new WEB-RADR project, while the completeness of ICSRs in VigiBase® is covered in reports from Vietnam and Uppsala. You can read about the ISPE conference in Taipei and recent researchers who have visited the UMC. The UMC’s senior specialist Mohamed Farah’s fascinating life is spot-lighted, and the edition begins as ever with a message from UMC Director Marie Lindquist. A high resolution pdf (6.2 Mb) is downloadable here.
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Uppsala Reports page last updated 16 May 2016
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