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FDA unveils data on adverse
drug events, medication errors

FDA has released “more than 3 million reports on adverse drug events and medication errors recorded between 2004 and 2013.” The agency hopes that the release of the information in the public domain will help lead to new applications and research. “These reports will be available in their entirety so that software developers can build tools to help signal potential safety information, derive meaningful insights, and get information to consumers and health care professionals in a timely manner,” said Taha Kass-Hout, the FDA’s chief health informatics officer.
It is hoped that the FDA’s move would allow developers to create apps to “tap into publicly available FDA information ‘giving them a large amount of flexibility to determine what types of data they would like to search and how they would like to present that data to end-users,’” citing the agency.


ANMC condole Prof. Iftikhar’s death

LAHORE: A condolence meeting was held at Azra Naheed Medical College to condole the death of Prof. Iftikhar Ahmad on June 3, 2014.The meeting passed a resolution stating that May Allah Almighty shower his countless blessings on the departed soul and Saber-e-Jameel to all the family members.

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