The data sources and methods that underlie the discipline of pharmacoepidemiology have expanded greatly over the past several decades. This growth has involved academia, industry, and regulatory agencies. For drug regulatory agencies, pharmacoepidemiology is a core scientific discipline. Three key issues are highlighted that are of particular importance to drug regulators: using pharmacoepidemiology throughout a product's lifecycle; developing approaches to synthesize data from multiple sources; and building capacity in the field of pharmacoepidemiology.
- Drug safety
- Evidence-based decision making
- Regulatory agency
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)