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Conducting Drug Information Searches

Published 05/15/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Jess Meli
What can you use the app for?

AdverseEvents lets users search for information about any drug, related medical conditions or side effects that can occur while taking a particular drug. By using advanced filters to connect to databases including FDA drug databases, the application is able to provide unique access to information about adverse drug and safety events. People gain more control over their lives in relation to drugs and their usage by becoming more informed about any relevant information that may apply to them or to friends and family. Users of the application can also learn about drug side effects or read recent news articles about such side effects. Specific information can also be provided regarding various drugs such as drugs with the most side effects. Users can report a drug side effect and use the information presented to stay informed and make critical drug safety decisions, where applicable. When a keyword or phase is inserted into the search box and a search is conducted, a drug report is provided. Information can be provided for drugs, adverse effects, conditions and indicators.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

AdverseEvents Inc. is located in Healdsburg, CA. The AdverseEvents appliation is managed by a team of people. The team consists of a President, Vice Presidents for scientific affairs, marketing and client services. Drugs ca nhave adverse effects and various events associated with drugs are critical and important, especially to people who are taking these drugs. Hence, the goal of AdverseEvents is to ensure that such information is providers to users in a transparent and efficient manner through the application.

What are the differences to other apps?

AdverseEvents is a specialized application that targets a particular area and as a result, it provides users with information specific to drug use and safety. Immediate access to information about drugs provides control to people and more information to enable them have greater control over their lives and the medications they take. With this application, people are able to keep abreast with drug related information that also involves doctors, the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare institutions, insurers, financial institutions and also the media. By using specialized filters to provide people with information, AdverseEvents is able to connect to appropriate databases and use algorithms to optimize the results provided from information searches.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The AdverseEvents application has an appealing user interface. It is immediately clear what the application is related to. The image of pills as a backdrop to the search box presents a smart way to approach the functionality of the website. Users can also view recent drug safety news directly from the main page and can click the links provided to get more information. In addition, well-known companies have featured this web application including Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal, Xconomy and Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare. It is easy to navigate the website and also contribute to the website by providing information such as reporting a drug side effect.

How does the registration process work?

To register at AdverseEvents, users need to select from one of the available plans including consumer, professional, group and enterprise registration levels. Depending on the level of services a user subscribes to, a variety of services can be rendered by the application such as complete drug reports, condition reports, AdverseEvent reports, drug safety monitoring news, research reports, email alerts, Excel downloads, analysis, API feeds, XML feeds and application support.

What does it cost to use the application?

There is a subscription page for the application which provides users with an array of subscription plans. These plans include the consumer, professional, group and enterprise plans. Consumer prices can be as low as $10 per month and allow users understand the drugs they take. The next plan after the consumer level, which is also more expensive than the consumer plan is the professional plan. The professional plan also provides research, analysis and alerting tools. Higher plans provide additional features that are targeted at specific groups. Discounts are also available where larger numbers of users are available.

Who would you recommend the application to?

For those who require or would appreciate timely and real-time drug safety information that can be critical and potentially life-saving, AdverseEvents is an ideal application to provide such information, especially when considering drugs that are FDA-approved prescription medications.

  • The delivery of accurate, real-time information regarding adverse drug events
  • Users receive timely safety and outcome information for FDA approved medications
  • Users can also identify different trends related to drug use and safety
  • By using AdverseEvents, people are able to discover drug trends and problems
  • It uses advanced filters to optimize the procedure of retrieving data from databases

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