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The science of pharmacoepidemiology can answer a range of questions regarding how, why, when, where, and by whom a medicine is being used. It is a way of finding out the impact of a medicine as well as the usage results in a large, well-defined population. Also, it can help provide some indication as to how a particular drug is benefitting society and how it may be having a negative impact. Pharmacoepidemiology can be carried out both before and after a medicine is taken to market.
Lower total cholesterol may be caused by undiagnosed cancer: Study

Lower total cholesterol may be caused by undiagnosed cancer: Study

PPD to evaluate FDA's post-market spontaneous adverse event surveillance system

PPD to evaluate FDA's post-market spontaneous adverse event surveillance system

Physicians lack knowledge of off-label drug use and FDA approval status

Physicians lack knowledge of off-label drug use and FDA approval status

Stroke doubles patients' risk of breaking a hip or femur

Stroke doubles patients' risk of breaking a hip or femur

Commonly used medications may produce cognitive impairment in seniors

Commonly used medications may produce cognitive impairment in seniors

Marked increase in the use of herbal medicines by Australians

Marked increase in the use of herbal medicines by Australians

Statins shown not to increase the risk of Lou Gehrig's disease

Statins shown not to increase the risk of Lou Gehrig's disease

Removing barriers to the distribution of life-saving vaccines

Removing barriers to the distribution of life-saving vaccines

FDA deadlines may compromise drug safety by rushing approval

FDA deadlines may compromise drug safety by rushing approval

Prescription labels focus on logos not instructions

Prescription labels focus on logos not instructions

Risedronate versus Alendronate study

Risedronate versus Alendronate study

Allowing greater access to drug safety data would enable researchers to better evaluate risks

Allowing greater access to drug safety data would enable researchers to better evaluate risks

Increasing deaths from opioid analgesics in the United States

Increasing deaths from opioid analgesics in the United States

Increasing deaths from opioid analgesics in the United States

Increasing deaths from opioid analgesics in the United States

Warning labels on high-risk drugs ignored by doctors

Warning labels on high-risk drugs ignored by doctors

Epidemiological study links heart protection with non-aspirin, non-steroidal drugs

Epidemiological study links heart protection with non-aspirin, non-steroidal drugs

2004 FDA drug complaints way up high

2004 FDA drug complaints way up high

FDA clarifies it's position on Vioxx

FDA clarifies it's position on Vioxx

Antidepressant drugs prescription to children and adolescents increased 300% in the nineties

Antidepressant drugs prescription to children and adolescents increased 300% in the nineties