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These new courses are a great step forward for international pharmacovigilance and knowledge sharing.

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This short film is a window into the development of medicine safety in Nepal.

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Patient-derived reports add a richness to our understanding of medicine safety that would not be achieved by relying on healthcare professionals’ reports alone. Pharmacovigilance specialist Sten Olsson explains why.

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By breaking down the wall between the pre- and post-marketing phases in a medication’s life-cycle, the safety profile of a new product would have more time to mature in the real world, argues Dr Agnes Kant from Lareb.

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Using adverse event cluster analysis – a novel data-driven approach to signal exploration – UMC and the Danish pharmacovigilance centre have researched the extent of safety concerns associated with HPV vaccinations.

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Annie and Mac’s Adventures – Uppsala Monitoring Centre’s comic book on pharmacovigilance – is currently being piloted in several countries and the feedback will be implemented in the coming number.

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The WHODrug country list look-up service is piloting a new channel for easier access to structured and quality-assured medicinal product information, tailored for use in mobile reporting apps and other data-collection tools by countries in the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring.

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Since 2015, Eritrea’s National Pharmacovigilance Centre has carried out analysis of domestic adverse drug reaction reports, to better understand medicines-related issues in the country, and rely less on safety information from external sources.

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