Drug Safety Matters

Uppsala Reports Long Reads – Ending the pregnant pause

April 24, 2020 Uppsala Monitoring Centre
Drug Safety Matters
Uppsala Reports Long Reads – Ending the pregnant pause
Show Notes

Most women are prescribed some form of medication during their pregnancy. Yet we know very little about the safety of those medicines when they’re used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. New collaborative efforts are now underway to plug that knowledge gap.

This episode is part of the Uppsala Reports Long Reads series – the most topical stories from UMC’s pharmacovigilance magazine, brought to you in audio format. Find the text version here.

Tune in to find out:

  • Why clinical trials often fail to include pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • What the lack of safety information means for women who need medicines during pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • How new multi-disciplinary initiatives are planning to boost pharmacovigilance activities related to pregnancy and lactation

Want to know more?

Read how EUROmediCAT plans to evaluate the safety of medicines in pregnancy in relation to the risk of congenital anomalies. 

Find out how ConcePTION wants to help women make informed decisions about the medications they need before, during and after pregnancy.

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