FDA Uses Online Community to Gather Drug Safety Info
June 23, 2015
PatientsLikeMe – a for-profit company that offers an online community for people with medical conditions, including MS – and the FDA are collaborating to explore the potential of using patient-generated reports of medication safety to inform the FDA’s regulatory process. In the PatientsLikeMe community, 350,000 members report on their experiences with more than 2,500 conditions. PatientsLikeMe has collected more than 110,000 “adverse event” reports on 1,000 different medications, and the FDA will now be able to access and analyze this data.
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