pharmacoepidemiology

phar·ma·co·ep·i·dem·i·ol·o·gy

(far'mă-kō-ep'i-dē'mē-ol'ŏ-jē),
The study of the distribution and determinants of drug-related events in populations, and the application of this study to efficacious drug treatment.

phar·ma·co·ep·i·dem·i·ol·o·gy

(fahr'mă-kō-ep'i-dē'mē-ol'ŏ-jē)
The application of epidemiologic knowledge, methods, and reasoning to the study of the effects and uses of pharmacologic treatments in a defined time, space, and population.
See also: epidemiology, pharmacology

pharmacoepidemiology

(făr′mă-kō-ĕ-pĭ-dĕm-ē-ŏl″ō-jē)
The application of the science of epidemiology to the study of the effects of drugs, desired and undesired, and uses of drugs in human populations.
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Stephen Evans, Professor of Pharmacoepidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, said:
Prof Stephen Evans, Professor of Pharmacoepidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), said: "These results should not be used to cause alarm among women, but there is no doubt that they should follow the advice given by the MHRA in the UK and the FDA in the US that MHT be used for the shortest time that it is needed.
Schneeweiss, MD, from the departments of dermatology and medicine and Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, and colleagues wrote in their study.
He was awarded the Andrew McAfee Award for scientists by the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology.
Joint Acknowledgment/Disclosure Statement: Parts of this article were presented at the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE) 10th Asian Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology on October 29, 2017, in Brisbane, Australia.
He considers the relationships between biomedical knowledge and bureaucratic information in the prison system, looking at government surveys and audits of prison pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacies, and legal and civic controversies involving psychotropics, including how pharmaceuticals companies used prisoners participation in drug tests as an altruistic act of patriotism and citizenship to justify drug testing of white prisoners; the use of psychotropics with populations other than prisoners, such as active-duty soldiers, individuals in nursing homes and assisted care facilities, and children in the foster care system; and the use of psychotropics with detained immigrants, enemy combatants, and sex offenders.
Dr Mehdi Najafzadeh, PhD, MSc, MA, of the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women's Hospital and instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School and study co-investigator, said 'People with diabetes are more likely to be admitted to hospital from any cause than those without the condition, experiencing longer and more costly hospital stays.
She said, "Such molecules require special handling to protect both operators and the environment, and although historically as an industry we have relied on personal protective equipment (PPE), guidelines including those issued by the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE) indicate that preferred and best practice solutions should include contained engineering equipment whereby the molecules themselves are subject to full containment through the use of technology."
Results from the study were previously presented in a poster at the International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management in August 2018.
Carina is a consultant health economist currently pursuing research in the PharmacoEconomics and PharmacoEpidemiology Unit in the University of Groningen.
Pharmacoepidemiology of anabolic androgenic steroids: a review.