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4 Things Those in Drug Safety Training Should Know About Counterfeit Medications

Counterfeit medications are a major problem for those working in drug safety. These professionals play a vital role in ensuring that the pharmaceutical products consumers use are safe, reliable, and effective. Counterfeit drugs can undermine the trust the public has in this system.  The opioid crisis is compounding issues associated with counterfeit drugs. There is an increasing infiltration of the market by counterfeit prescription painkillers containing the opiate fentanyl. Counterfeit oxycodone tablets were found to contain fentanyl 89% of the time. This substance is several times more potent than oxycodone and can increase consumers’ risk of accidental overdose.  Fentanyl is.. READ MORE »

Clinical Research, Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance Certificate Program

  Are you interested in a career in any of the following fields? Clinical Research Coordinator Quality Control in Clinical Research Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance Pharmaceutical Project Management Clinical Data Management Clinical Research Project Leader If yes, AAPS is happy to announce that our Clinical Research, Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance Certificate Program might be right for you! Courses can be taken in-class and online, and cover topics such as: Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting Clinical Research SOP Development GCP and GVP Inspections & Audits Clinical Study and Safety Reporting Activities Interpersonal Skills and Negotiation Techniques Post Marketing Compliance for Safety Monitoring.. READ MORE »

Students Discuss the Ethical Implications of Global Clinical Research for Pharmacovigilance

Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of a system that safely monitors the creation of pharmaceutical products is only part of the challenge a Clinical Research associate faces. Each country around the world encounters unique medical problems and chooses to respond to their health care needs in respective ways. Consideration of international health systems and cultural differences are required in the Global Studies of Pharmacovigilance. Last week, AAPS’ Global Clinical Research for Pharmacovigilance class discussed the ethical and scientific implications of Global Clinical Research. Students took the opportunity to discuss their professional experience working in a variety of international settings. The students engaged in a discussion about.. READ MORE »

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