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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Safety/Pharmacovigilance Jobs

Pharmacovigilance Safety Scientist

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US$140000 - US$140001 per year

Medical Safety Physician

Title: Experienced Medical Safety Physician with Leadership Skills needed in Seattle, WA Introductory Paragraph: Do you have a passion for pharmacovigilance and pharmaceuticals? Are you an experienced physician with a proven track record in leadership? If you answered yes to these questions, then we have the perfect opportunity for you. Our client, a growing mid size pharmaceutical company, is seeking a talented Medical Safety Physician to join their team in beautiful Seattle. Qualifications: To be considered for this position, you must have the following qualifications: - MD or DO degree from an accredited institution - 5 years of practicing medicine as a licensed physician - At least 3 years experience working within the pharma industry. Skills: As the Medical Safety Physician, you will be responsible for ensuring that all safety information is collected during clinical trials and post-marketing phase while maintaining compliance with relevant regulations. You will also be required to lead teams on projects across different stages of the drug development life cycle including R&D, Clinical Development, and more. Therefore, strong communication skills along with the ability to lead are critical success factors. In addition, your role will involve review, creation, modification, and updating of risk documents such as SOPs. Your expertise in risk management plans (RMP) will be highly valued in this role. Responsibilities: As part of your role, you will be responsible for the following: - Leading cross-functional teams to ensure that the safety profile of the company's products is well-characterized and communicated to stakeholders. - Providing medical and scientific oversight of safety-related activities across different stages of the drug development life cycle. - Developing and implementing risk management strategies to minimize potential risks associated with the company's products. - Ensuring that all safety information is collected, analyzed, and reported in compliance with regulatory requirements. - Collaborating with colleagues in other departments such as Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, and Medical Affairs to ensure that safety-related issues are identified and addressed in a timely and effective manner.


Senior Manager of PV Operations Passionate about Drug Delivery

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US$70 - US$120 per hour
United States of America

Senior Director Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety

Title: Senior Director Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety Introduction: A leading pharmaceutical company based in New Jersey is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Director of Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety. This permanent position offers an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to lead end-to-end case processing while managing vendors & call centers. The successful applicant will be responsible for overseeing aggregate reports as well as signal detection. Responsibilities: As our new Senior Director of Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety, you will be responsible for a wide range of tasks including but not limited to: - Overseeing End-To-End Case Processing You will be responsible for managing all aspects related to adverse event reporting including medical review processes. This will involve working closely with cross-functional teams such as clinical development, regulatory affairs, and medical affairs to ensure timely and accurate reporting of safety data. - Signal Detection You need previous expertise detecting signals from various data sources by using statistical methods. You will be responsible for overseeing signal detection activities and working closely with cross-functional teams to assess the clinical relevance of signals and determine appropriate risk management strategies. - Aggregate Reports You will be responsible for overseeing the preparation and submission of aggregate reports such as periodic safety update reports (PSURs) and development safety update reports (DSURs). This will involve working closely with cross-functional teams to ensure the accuracy and completeness of safety data. - Risk Management You must have experience creating risk management strategies that meet regulatory requirements such as REMS programs or other safety monitoring procedures. In addition, you will be responsible for identifying potential safety risks and developing appropriate risk mitigation strategies. - Vendor And Call Center Management In this role, you'll take charge of vendor selection & oversight which means ensuring compliance with global regulatory authorities. You will be responsible for managing relationships with external service providers such as contract research organizations (CROs), call centers, and safety database vendors. Qualifications/Skills Required: To be considered for this role, you must meet the following qualifications: - MD Or Pharmd Needed For Role - Relevant Experience As A Pharmacivgilence Director Experience working within the Pharmaceuticals sector would be advantageous. You should have a minimum of 10 years of experience in pharmacovigilance, with at least 5 years in a senior leadership role. - Strong Leadership Skills You should have a proven track record of leading and managing cross-functional teams and external service providers. - Excellent Communication Skills You should have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and be able to communicate complex safety information to a wide range of stakeholders.

New Jersey

Senior Manager, Pharmacovigilance Operations

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US$160000 - US$160001 per year
United States of America