The EU regulations and GVPs require MAHs to continuously monitor the benefits and risks of their medicines, whether authorised or under clinical investigation. The Benefit-Risk assessment is a process which involves various activities requiring pharmacovigilance experience and expertise.
Complying with the requirements for a critical integrated benefit risk evaluation can be a challenging exercise for any pharmacovigilance department. Furthermore, the perspective of different stakeholders (regulator, marketing authorisation holder, patient, or prescriber) may vary.
The objective of this course is to provide knowledge and understanding of the concepts and principles of Benefit-Risk assessment and lead to the critical analysis of data sources for the evaluation of risks. The course will show both qualitative and basic quantitative methods for Benefit-Risk assessment, including their practical application in decision making. Specific attention is given to the motivations and background of the different stakeholders, as well as the actions for minimising risks with medicines.