TITLE

Statistical methods in pharmacoepidemiology: advances and challenges

AUTHOR(S)
Suissa, Samy
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
Statistical Methods in Medical Research;Feb2009, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author explains the science of pharmacoepidemiology. He defines pharmacoepidemiology as the population study of the effects of drugs. He claims that the science is important in the field of medicine as it provides data on the risk of a certain drug. And because of its importance, he says that the science has become the center of major debates and controversies regarding drug safety.
ACCESSION #
36208947

 

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