Written by epgonline.org - Last updated 24 October 2016

Adverse event reporting

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Reporting adverse events

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Adverse event definition

An adverse event is defined as any unfavourable and unintended sign, symptom or disease temporally associated with the use of a medicinal product, whether or not considered related to the medicinal product.

Removal of posts detailing adverse events

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  • Remove any user-generated content that includes personally identifiable information and/or information relating to adverse events.
  • Report any adverse event mentioned on the site to the relevant authorities.