I am following the results of this survey closely and will provide updates. Here, I focus on this question:
What challenges are presented in handling adverse event information from these sources?The survey asks respondents to choose one or more of the following responses (and/or add additional comments):
- The amount of information from these sources is potentially too vast to be processed economically (lack of resources)
- Finding adverse event information from these sources is like finding a needle in a haystack (too daunting)
- The information is usually incomplete and does not meet the requirements for submitting a meaningful AER (not actionable)
- There are many potential issues that won't fully be known until the practice of monitoring social media for AEs is more prevalent (unknown issues).
- None of the above
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