One of the biggest responsibilities of a biopharmaceutical or medical device company is to ensure their products are safe as well as effective. A significant part of the clinical trial process before approval involves examining the safety profile of a new medicine to understand any potential risks to patients. The need to ensure the safety of an innovative treatment doesn’t stop the day regulators approve it for sale, however. Manufacturers must monitor how each product they sell performs with real patients as they use it outside the carefully controlled conditions of a clinical study. This process of multivigilance – the management of safety information for different kinds of medicinal products such as drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and combination products – is required throughout the entire product lifecycle.
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