MHRA leads social media drug safety initiative

The MHRA has announced that it is to lead European medicines regulators, academics and pharma in a three-year project to develop new ways of gathering drug safety information.

Known as ‘WEB-RADR’, the project is in response to the rise in the use of smartphones, apps, and social media for discussing issues with medicines and health, says the MHRA.

It will work to develop a mobile app for healthcare professionals and the public to report suspected adverse drug reactions (or ADRs) to national EU regulators. It will also investigate the potential for publicly available social media data for identifying potential drug safety issues.Read more here.

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