Kathleen O’Brien looks at how to bring worldwide adverse event (AE) reporting under control – and why it matters

Pharmacovigilance has never been a bigger undertaking than it is today. During the COVID-19 pandemic, workloads have soared and despite self-isolation and social distancing, those already vulnerable have become more so. Patients who are taking drugs long-term due to pre-existing conditions tend to be at higher risk for COVID-19 meaning that some risk factors have multiplied and clinicians have had to be extra vigilant.

So what’s the best approach to centralising and streamlining AE reporting, with a view to staying ahead of regulatory deadlines and maximising the strategic insights from incoming safety signals?

In this article, Kathleen O'Brien explores some practical steps that companies can take.

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