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Internet modificó nuestra visión sobre el manejo de la información en salud y las personas utilizan cada vez más las redes sociales para compartir experiencias sobre su salud. Sin embargo, muchas personas desconocen la importancia de comunicar las reacciones adversas a medicamentos (RAM) a través de los canales de notificación apropiados u oficiales, por lo que la utilización de este tipo de medios “no oficiales” para compartir al público la experiencia con el uso de fármacos se torna, infelizmente, en una práctica regular.

La búsqueda activa de información de seguridad en redes sociales y por fuera de un entorno corporativo/institucional…


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Marketing authorization of a drug is granted on the basis that, in the proposed indication(s) and at the time of authorization, its therapeutic effect outweigh the safety risk(s) for the target population (a.k.a “positive benefit-risk balance”). All drugs differ from each other in terms of their safety risk profile, even within the same therapeutic class, but no drug is without safety risk.

What’s a safety risk?…It’s any untoward occurrence associated with the use of a drug. Safety risks are named “identified” when there is adequate evidence of a causal relationship with the concerned drug, or “potential”, when there is some…

Adrian Lopez Casanello

Medical Doctor | Clinical Research & Pharmacovigilance Data Analytics

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