Prescription-Event Monitoring (PEM) Database (University of Portsmouth, UK)

The Prescription-Event Monitoring (PEM) Database is part of the Drug Safety Research Unit (DSRU) associated with the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom. The PEM system for monitoring prescriptions has been used at the DSRU for many years. The DSRU is an academic research unit that operates as a charity, independent of pharmaceutical entities. Its mission is to monitor, study, and communicate safety of pharmaceuticals with a focus on PEM. The DSRU Web site provides information on the safety of medicines, identifies areas of interest for the public, provides a searchable research database of scientific publications, provides specific history and background information on drug safety monitoring (pharmacovigilance), provides an overview of PEM, and lists the completed studies from all pharmaceuticals monitored to date ...

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