Communicating the New Pharmacovigilance Landscape
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The title above reflects the title of the 12th ISoP Annual Meeting held in Cancun, Mexico, from 30 October–2 November, which was ‘New Landscapes in Pharmacovigilance’. The Programme of the meeting included many aspects of pharmacovigilance (PV), as well as major overarching issues that continue to affect the way we see our jobs in improving medication safety and benefit-risk balance. Examples were (broad) the nature of evidence, perceptions of causality, and prevention; and then (more detailed) adherence to risk management plans, patient reporting, education; and (very detailed) the challenge of PV during a pilgrimage to Makkah, a riboflavin pregnancy register, and benefit and risk preferences in drugs to treat type II diabetes and some case reports.
All of the above examples, and many more, typify our rapidly expanding discipline. Most of us think this is the way to go, but not all. It seems necessary that we should at all times communicate our visions and more practical objectives...
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