Pharmacoepidemiology examines the effects of drugs in large populations. It is a discipline which has adopted the methods of epidemiology and applied them principally, but by no means exclusively, to the area of adverse drug effects. Various prospective and retrospective tools are available which can broadly be broken down into 3 categories:
Selecting the right study type is critical and requires a clear understanding of the question to be answered and the strengths and limitations of each method.
At PAREXEL we have senior Pharmacoepidemiologists, and Statisticians, who have many years experience within the pharmaceutical industry providing solutions to the questions faced by our clients. If you need support from our team of experts, contact the PACE group.
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