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Posts Tagged: Drug safety and pharmacovigilance program

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 »

The Process of Bringing Drugs to the Market

Pharmaceutical drugs are chemical substances formulated to cure, treat or prevent an illness. They can be classified as oral contraceptives, painkillers, antimalarial, antibiotics, stimulants and antiseptics to name a few, and can be administered in various forms including vaccination, tablet, topical cream or capsule. Drugs are crucial to preventing sicknesses from spreading, and also help us live daily life with less interference from pain and sickness. While it may seem like new drugs are appearing on the market every day, you can be assured that all drugs must undergo a standard procedure of research, trials and FDA approval before they.. READ MORE »

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