News :: ALERT, Early Detection of Adverse Drugs Events
(07/03/2008) Even though before launching a new drug to the market, it is tested on thousands of people, a number of recent, highly publicized drug safety issues showed that adverse effects of drugs may be detected too late, when millions of patients have already been exposed. Clinicians are responsible for recognizing and reporting suspected side effects, which are collected in so-called spontaneous reporting systems. The recently EU funded ALERT project aims to develop an innovative computerized system to detect adverse drug reactions (ADRs) better and faster than spontaneous reporting systems.
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