August 9, 2017

Use of social media and crowd sourcing data analytics to increase drug safety and public awareness

Query# 16-01: Use of social media and crowd sourcing data analytics to increase drug safety and public awareness

The objective of this study is to assess the value of using social media surveillance for pharmacovigilance in Canada. Analysis is currently underway. A discussion of preliminary results with Health Canada was held in December 2018 where we received Health Canada’s input, which has led to revisions of the preliminary report. Since then we have successfully completed all the required interviews with Health Canada staffers and are finalizing the exit report, which we plan to send within the next weeks. Further plans to disseminate the results include presentation at an upcoming webinar organized by DSECT (a DSEN-funded team that organizes training activities for Canadian trainees and junior faculty).

For more information contact: Jessica (Lifang) Wang. Research Coordinator. [email protected]   514.934.1934 ext.44718