Utility of social media and crowd-sourced data for pharmacovigilance
Tricco AC, Zarin W, Lillie E, Pham B, Straus SE. Utility of social media and crowd-sourced data for pharmacovigilance: a scoping review protocol. BMJ Open. 2017;7(1):e013474. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013474.
- Results suggest that the use of social media data for pharmacovigilance is in its infancy
- Social media has the potential to supplement data from regulatory agency databases; capturing less frequently reported adverse events and identifying adverse events earlier than official alerts or labeling revision time, however, the utility and validity of the data sources remain under-studied
- Conducted for Health Canada to provide information on the validity and reliability of using social media data for pharmacovigilance to inform conceptualization of a potential social media listening platform for drug-safety surveillance in Canada
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through the Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network (DSEN)
Category : KS Projects
Date : 31 Oct 2017