Innovative Medicines Initiative WEB-RADR workshop
The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) WEB-RADR project aims to explore the use of mobile technologies and social media to further improve the collection and analysis of information on the suspected adverse drug reactions. This includes the use of mobile apps to report adverse reactions, the possibility identifying potential safety issues with medicines from user comments (posts) on social media as well as the safety information on medicines. The workshop provided an opportunity to discuss expectations with different stakeholders such as members of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Healthcare Professionals' Working Party, the Patients' and Consumers' Working Party, the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee, representatives of young people from the Paediatric Committee, experts in pharmacovigilance, medical ethics and data protection as well as the IMI WEB-RADR Consortium. The report on the outcome of the workshop hosted by EMA is available on the IMI website.