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MHLW To Add 100 Adverse Event Analysts

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has put out a new plan to recruit 100 drug adverse effect analysts to strengthen such functions at the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Agency. PMDA handles drug reviews and post market inspections. The increase will more than double the current 66 analysts who are conducting side effects analysis. The Ministry expects most of the new hires will be physicians, pharmacists and statisticians. As several highly effective cancer and rheumatic drugs have been launched to the market, the Ministry estimates that associated adverse events reports will be on the rise. (Click here for more - Japanese language

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