The Drug Safety Research Unit (DSRU) is an independent academic unit internationally respected for its work in Pharmacovigilance, Pharmacoepidemiology, Risk Management and Training Services for over 30 years.
In partnership with doctors in England, the DSRU, led by Director Professor Saad Shakir, aims to protect patients in primary and specialist care from unwanted adverse effects of newly marketed medicines using our unique methods of monitoring patients during the lifecycle of medicines.
Nigel Hawkes’ feature in the BMJ (http://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j2168 published 17th May 2017) outlines some of the concerns raised at the DSRU’s Forum on UK Pharmacovigilance post-Brexit, which was held in London on 26th April. He notes that while the European Medicines Agency (EMA) would have to be relocated in order to remain within the EU, UK pharmacovigilance specialists faced an uncertain future. DSRU Director, Saad Shakir, highlighted the need to avoid overlooking pharmacovigilance and medicines regulation amongst the many other niche areas where Brexit decisions need to be made by the government.View our latest news
The Drug Safety Research Unit (DSRU) offers a range of Pharmacovigilance (PV) training courses suitable for those looking for a career in pharmacovigilance, seeking career progression or in a position that requires PV knowledge and understanding. Depending on specific interests and current knowledge, the team at the DSRU is able to recommend which of our training courses could help […]View all our latest questions