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The eliminator – Evidence use for product withdrawal is leaning toward observational research

March 2024

The Therapy Suite

December 2023

Understanding the evidence used in drug product withdrawals

December 2023

Southampton scientist internationally recognized through award win

December 2023

Laboratory News – Online surveys key to safety data for novel vaccines concludes report

May 2023

New Medical – Web-based surveys offer a feasible way to monitor the safety of novel vaccines

May 2023

PharmaTimes – Three years on, how did the pandemic transform pharmacovigilance?

May 2023

BMJ – Evusheld: Government is urged to expedite covid antibody treatment for vulnerable patients

October 2022

Pink Sheet – Evusheld: UK urged to use RWD to give clinically vulnerable early access to COVID-19 treatment

September 2022

European Pharmaceutical Review – How can evidence-based medicine (EBM) methodology support drug withdrawals

July 2022

Pharmafocus – Key trends for UK drug safety in 2022

January 2022

News Medical – Heart inflammation more common among men following mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccination

September 2021

EPM magazine – The MedTalk Podcast – Understanding Covid-19 vaccines with the DSRU

August 2021

EPM magazine – Flu vaccine monitoring in the UK to include teenagers for the first time

August 2021

Pink Sheet: Vaccine study kicks off in the UK (2/7/21 Covid notebook – subscription required)

July 2021

Pharma Jobs – DSRU says more research needed to understand immunocompromised patients’ responses to Covid-19 vaccines

July 2021

Pharmatimes – DSRU says more research needed to understand immunocompromised patients’ responses to Covid-19 vaccines

July 2021

Guardian: Windmills of your mind: viral Covid jab ‘hack’ placebo effect at best, say doctors

June 2021

PharmaTimes – Safety first

May 2021

Guardian – Keep taking AstraZeneca jab, says PM, as trial paused to investigate clot reports (7/4/21 p6/7)

April 2021

Pharmacy Business – Pharmacists urged to promote Oxford vaccine safety study among patients

April 2021

Scrip – Regulators reassure on AZ vaccine safety after rare side effects deemed plausible

April 2021

Financial Review – European, UK experts turn up pressure on AstraZeneca over blood clots

April 2021

Nature – Covid vaccines and blood clots: Five key questions

April 2021

European Pharmaceutical Review – US pauses administration of Janssen Covid-19 vaccine

April 2021

Pharmacy Business – Pharmacists urged to promote Oxford vaccine safety study among patients

April 2021

European Pharmaceutical Review – Global pharmacovigilance observatory to aid pharma’s understanding of regulatory decisions

April 2021

PharmaTimes – Benefits of AZ vaccine outweigh risks, say MHRA

April 2021

Guardian – AstraZeneca jab worry may play into the hands of anti-vaxxers, say Tories Also covered by Yahoo and MSN

April 2021

Guardian – Wednesday briefing: Keep getting jab, Johnson urges

April 2021

MSN – Oxford/AstraZeneca jab could have causal link to rare blood clots, say UK experts

April 2021

Guardian – Oxford/AstraZeneca jab could have causal link to rare blood clots, say UK experts

April 2021

FT – Blood clots and the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine:

April 2021

Daily Mail – Why are drugs for the old tested on the young?

March 2021

The BMJ – Covid-19: Schedule breast screening before vaccine or 4 to 6 weeks after to avoid false positives, says guidance

March 2021

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-9339743/Why-drugs-old-tested-young.html

March 2021

European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer – Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine should continue to be used, UK researchers say

March 2021

Pharmacy Business – Pharmacists urged to participate in Oxford vaccine safety study

March 2021

Guardian – Politics Live blog updating on a range of Covid-19 developments

March 2021

European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer – Post market study of Oxford Covid-19 vaccine begins

February 2021

Portsmouth News – Portsmouth associate drug safety unit to study side effects of COVID-19 vaccine

February 2021

Nursing Times – Call for nurses to join Covid-19 vaccine side effects study

February 2021

South Wales Argus – Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine safety study – Wales recruits needed

February 2021

Southampton Echo – Southampton drug safety unit to start study of COVID-19 vaccine

February 2021

Newsbreak.com – New vaccine will be monitored long term to ‘build body of knowledge’

December 2020

Reuters UK – What you need to know about coronavirus right now

December 2020

AOL – New vaccine will be monitored long term to ‘build body of knowledge’

December 2020

MSN – New vaccine will be monitored long term to ‘build body of knowledge’

December 2020

PharmaTimes – DSRU plans post-authorisation study of Covid-19 vaccines in the UK

December 2020

PharmaTimes – The Covid vaccines safety net

December 2020

County Press (Isle of Wight) – New vaccine will be monitored long term to ‘build body of knowledge’

December 2020

The National (Scotland) – New vaccine will be monitored long term to ‘build body of knowledge’

December 2020

Thisislocallondon – New vaccine will be monitored long term to ‘build body of knowledge’

December 2020

European Pharmaceutical Review – Drug Safety Research Unit says repurposed drugs for Covid-19 still require a lot of testing

November 2020

European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer – Re-purposed drugs for Covid-19 need rigorous testing

November 2020

Pink Sheet (30/11/20) – Coronavirus Notepad: Repurposed drugs need thorough testing (link for subscribers)

November 2020

European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer – UK research unit stresses need for monitoring of newly licensed Covid-19 vaccines

November 2020

Pink Sheet (16/11/20) – EU mandates monthly safety summaries for approved Covid-19 vaccines (DSRU comments on the need for robust post-authorisation safety studies)

November 2020

Pharmafocus – Opportunities and challenges for re-purposing drugs for Covid-19 (p12, Nov edition)

November 2020

Pharmafile – Remdesivir has favourable benefit-risk profile in Covid-19 but more data needed, DSRU review argues

October 2020

Pharmatimes.co.uk – Systematic benefit-risk study deems remdesivir a favourable Covid-19 treatment

October 2020

Pink Sheet – Coronavirus Notebook: Convalescent Plasma – Will It Recover From Setbacks?

September 2020

BMJ – Covid-19: US FDA fires spokesperson over misleading claims about convalescent plasma. Summary of DSRU’s benefit risk research included.

September 2020

The Scientist – Scientists voice concerns over Russian COVID-19 vaccine

September 2020

Chemistry World – Russian Covid-19 vaccine data raises questions

September 2020

Pink Sheet – Coronavirus Notebook: Convalescent Plasma – Will It Recover From Setbacks?

August 2020

BMJ – Covid-19: US FDA fires spokesperson over misleading claims about convalescent plasma. Summary of DSRU’s benefit risk research included.

August 2020

Pink Sheet: Coronavirus Notebook – Post Authorization Studies. DSRU’s ‘One Million’ study to monitor COVID-19 vaccines was mentioned in Pink Sheet’s weekly round-up(18/8/20)

August 2020

European Pharmaceutical Review – COVID-19 vaccines to be monitored post marketing by consortium in the UK

August 2020

European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer – Post-market study to monitor safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines

August 2020

Pharmafield – One Million study to monitor COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness

August 2020

Pharmafield – No clear benefit of HIV antivirals for COVID-19 patients says study

July 2020

Pink Sheet – Coronavirus Notebook

July 2020

Pink Sheet – New Consortium To Monitor Whether COVID-19 Vaccines Work As They Should

June 2020

European Pharmaceutical Review – Consortium established to monitor COVID-19 vaccines after marketing

June 2020

PharmaTimes – New consortium will monitor safety/efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines

June 2020

The Courier – Dundee and St Andrews universities spearheading Covid-19 vaccine studies

June 2020

Pharmaceutical Technology – UK researchers form consortium to monitor Covid-19 vaccines

June 2020

European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer – Consortium formed to assess safety of Covid-19 vaccines

June 2020

Pharmafield – New consortium to monitor safety and effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines

June 2020

Pharmafile – New UK consortium established to monitor COVID-19 vaccine efficacy once they hit market

June 2020

PharmaTimes – PharmaTimes talks to Professor Saad Shakir

May 2020

PharmaTimes – Remdesivir for COVID-19 patients is ‘favourable’, study finds

May 2020

Pharmafile Therapeutic Areas in Focus – Direct oral anticoagulants: Examining their use in a real world secondary care setting (Vol 69 Spring 2020, p32-34)

May 2020

European Pharmaceutical Review – Cytokine storms a major killer in patients with severe COVID-19 infection

April 2020

Drug Target Review – Cytokine storms a major killer in patients with severe COVID-19 infection

April 2020

Pharmaceutical Journal – Buprenorphine implant beneficial for patients with opioid dependency

April 2020

Pharmafocus – The need for evolution in pharmacovigilance (p16/17 March 2020 edition)

March 2020

PharmaTimes – BMJ journal deems opioid dependency implant more favourable than tablets

March 2020

PharmaTimes – Improve brand and batch number recording, urge drug safety professionals

January 2020

Pharmafield – Better recording of biologic medicines brand and batch numbers needed for patient safety

January 2020

European Pharmaceutical Magazine – Improvements needed in biologics traceability to ensure patient safety

January 2020

Pharmaceutical Journal – Researchers unable to identify batches of biologic drugs from 85% of Yellow Card report

January 2020

PharmaTimes – Is the UK facing its own opioid crisis?

November 2019

The BMJ – GPs are urged to help monitor new drugs

October 2019

LBC Radio – DSRU Director, Saad Shakir, interviewed for LBC Radio about the adverse side effects of anti-malaria drug, Mefloquine, in relation to the death of student Alana Cutland

August 2019

Daily Mail – ‘Last resort’ pill that brings nightmares (p.5 August print edition)

August 2019

European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Magazine – Use of real world data important for improving medicine safety

July 2019

OnMedica – Treatment for hyperthyroidism linked to increased risk of cancer death

July 2019

Daily Mail – Taking heartburn pills ‘DOUBLES your risk of developing an allergy because suppressing stomach acid destroys the body’s defense barrier’

July 2019