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Join Us At Oracle Industry Connect 2018

Perficient is sponsoring Oracle Industry Connect April 10-11 in New York City, and we would like our valued clients to be there. Several key representatives from our life sciences practice will be available to discuss any of your ongoing or upcoming initiatives. Mike Grossman, General Manager Dennis Dougherty, Business Development Executive Rudolf Coetzee, Business Development […]

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Interest In AI And Cognitive Is Rising In Pharma

Artificial intelligence (AI), cognitive computing, and machine learning are becoming more common in the industry. The need to scour and analyze large sets of data is giving life sciences companies new intelligence that would never have been realized before. The technology is making a big impact on healthcare decisions and patients. When it comes to […]

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Building Better Safety Profiles With Real-World Data & Evidence

The use of real-world data has exploded in recent years and will continue playing a crucial role in 2018. Almost every major pharmaceutical and medical device company conducts real-world studies to build better safety profiles for their products, as well as support initial study findings. Real-world data can come from a variety of sources including […]

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EMA Issues Brexit Guidance To Pharma

Pharmaceutical companies selling their products in the UK need to consider the impact Brexit will have on their operations. Some changes will need to be made before the UK leaves the European Union on March 30, 2019. In a press release, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said: “The guidance document outlines the practical and simplified […]

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Top 5 Pharma & Medical Device Blog Posts From October 2017

Now that November is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in October – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. Aggregate Report Preparation In Safety […]

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Aggregate Report Preparation In Safety And Pharmacovigilance

Aggregate report preparation represents one of the single most time- and resource-intensive pharmacovigilance regulatory requirements, which is why many companies are interested in more automated solutions that are fit-for-purpose. What we typically recommend to clients is a focused approach that optimizes as much as their internal workflow as possible. We also recommend that subject matter […]

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FDA Ciphers Update: What To Consider If You Have Argus Safety

The FDA has decided that it will update the ciphers for their Electronic Submissions Gateway (ESG), but what does this mean for you? Here is the message that was received: FDA Electronic Submissions Gateway (ESG) will update ciphers and SSL protocols in Production on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 9:00 PM EST. Please make sure […]

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Argus Safety 8.1.1 – 2 Things To Know

Oracle Argus Safety 8.1.1 was officially released today, so I thought I would share a question that came up recently from a hosting customer. The customer asked us what the difference between Argus Safety 8.1 and 8.1.1 is. While there are your standard bug fixes and improvements, there are two significant changes that companies should […]

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Top 5 Pharma & Medical Device Blog Posts From August 2017

Now that September is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in August – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. What The FDA Requires Of […]

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Post-Market Surveillance Of Drug Safety

This is the final post in our brief series on drug safety. If you missed any of the previous posts, here are the links: Why Monitoring Adverse Events And Drug Safety Signals Matters What Exactly Is An “Adverse Drug Reaction?” The Role Of Signal Detection In Drug Safety What Pharmacovigilance Means And Why It Matters […]

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Top 5 Pharma & Medical Device Blog Posts From July 2017

Now that August is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in July – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. All You Need To Know […]

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What Pharmacovigilance Means And Why It Matters

Pharmacovigilance, or the practice of monitoring the effects of medicines after they have been released for commercial use, was expanded in 2002 by the World Health Organization (WHO) to include signal detection as a way of improving patient care and improving the overall health and safety of the general public. Today, pharmacovigilance activities should also […]

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All You Need To Know About Oracle Argus Safety 8.1 In 30 Minutes

Hi everyone, it’s Indy here. For those of you who may not recognize my name, I’ve been helping lead our Argus Safety installations for the past few years. I wanted to drop a quick note to personally invite you to the webinar I’ll be presenting next week. It’ll be relatively short, by design, but it […]

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Role Of Clinical Trials In The FDA Drug Approval Process

Last time, I published the second in a brief series of blog posts designed to provide insight into why prescription drugs in the U.S. cost as much as they do. The series is focused on explaining the FDA drug approval process in layman’s terms. My previous post focused on the first stage in the process, […]

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Top 5 Pharma & Medical Device Blog Posts From June 2017

Now that July is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in June – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. What Exactly Is An “Adverse […]

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The Role Of Signal Detection In Drug Safety

Due to the seriousness of adverse drug reactions, life sciences organizations perform something called “signal detection,” which is the process of evaluating potential safety signals. This entails looking at previously known associations between a drug and an adverse event, and looking at previously known drug-related issues that may be either improving or worsening. Not only […]

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Consider This When Migrating To Argus Safety

When I’m approached by clients to discuss safety projects, it is generally about implementing Oracle’s Argus Safety, upgrading the system, or discussing their ability to comply with regulatory requirements. Recently, I was asked about migrating from a legacy drug safety database to Argus. We discussed the methods available, such as leveraging an Oracle dump, a […]

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What Exactly Is An “Adverse Drug Reaction?”

While there are many ways to define “adverse drug reaction,” let’s use one that is fairly simply to digest: an unintended, harmful response that is suspected to be caused by a medicinal product being taken under normal circumstances. According to some sources, adverse drug reactions are the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, […]

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Top 5 Life Sciences Blog Posts From May 2017

Now that June is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in May – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. How To Import Data Into Siebel […]

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EudraVigilance: Some Things To Consider Right Now

E2B(R3) So, there we have it, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has finally issued a statement, which confirms the date of release for the bigger, better EudraVigilance: November 22, 2017. Time to go into panic mode? Absolutely not. But, here are some of the things you should be thinking about as the deadline approaches: Training […]

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