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Extracting Safety Signals from Social Media through Artificial Intelligence

Whether companies like it or not, consumers are discussing their products in social media forums. Comments about adverse events exist on patient forums, and on more generic social forums such as Facebook and Twitter. While much of what is said is not relevant or verifiable, there are safety signals that companies should be paying attention to, and that go to the heart of pharmacovigilance and social media.

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Lifting the Tedium of Medical Literature Monitoring with Automation

One of the key roles of pharmacovigilance departments is to understand the benefit-risk profile of a drug. But departments are often bogged down by manual tasks that can absorb time, which might be better spent on value-centric activities. Perhaps the most tedious pharmacovigilance activity is medical literature monitoring (MLM), and as we discussed in our last blog, manual, repetitive tasks are a primary cause of employee dissatisfaction.

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