By the time medicinal products are granted a marketing authorisation, knowledge about their safety is incomplete because the clinical trials investigating the safety profile and efficacy are usually performed with a relatively small number of subjects. The total number of adverse-event reportstotalled 60,000 across Europe, according to a report from theEuropean Medicines Agency. This figure highlights one of the key issues facing modern medicine, the need to track adverse events long after regulatory agencies have approved new drugs - enter pharmacovigilance. Typically, patients who want to report an adverse event are directed to their doctor, who can then relay that information to a pharmacovigilance data system. However, sinceonly five percent of doctorsare estimated to participate in any pharmacovigilance system, this process can be inefficient at cataloguing patient issues.

TheGerman Medicines Actprovides information obtained during the use of a medicinal product by after the marketing authorisation is granted. This is done for all finished products on the market in Germany and is the most important duty of the Pharmacovigilance Division. This Division continuously informs about the adverse drug reactions and interactions related to the use of medicinal products which have become known and ensures that patients, medical doctors and other interested parties are made aware of existing risks as well as of possibilities to decrease them. Education is the key to progress in the area of pharmacovigilance. According to a2018 report by the World Health Organization, more than 50% of all medicines are prescribed, dispensed or sold inappropriately, and 50% of patients fail to take them correctly.

A bright future is assured for employees within the sector as the global pharmacovigilance market size is estimated to grow at a CAGR of above 12.8 % over the forecast time frame 2019-2026 and reach the market value around €9.5bn by 2026, according toAcumen Research.

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Pharmacovigilance Data Associate

Join Our Team as a Pharmacovigilance Data Associate in Introductory Paragraph: Our client is seeking an experienced and highly-motivated individual to join their team as a Pharmacovigilance (PV) Data Associate. As the PV industry continues to grow at an unprecedented pace globally, our client recognises that data management of adverse events plays a critical role in patient safety monitoring. Key Responsibilities: - Utilise CAPA systems for case processing - Assure compliance with Good Pharmacovigilance practices - Conduct quality checks on processed cases before submission - Liaise with stakeholders such as medical information personnel Qualifications & Skills Required: -Relevant experience within pharmacovigilance or related field. -Familiarity with international regulatory requirements relating to drug safety reporting. -Sound understanding of database principles and electronic document management processes including proficiency using MedDRA coding software. -Detail-oriented approach ensuring high levels of accuracy are attained when working under pressure while maintaining strict deadlines. About The Company: Our Client operates across Europe providing pharmaceutical companies innovative solutions designed specifically support clinical development programs from phase I through post-marketing activities by supplying expert consulting services coupled together rigorous attention detail throughout all phases life cycle product development process. If you're passionate about promoting public health awareness initiatives whilst having drive succeed constantly evolving environment then we would love hear more!