Fact extraction

Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 10:15 to 11:15


Talk TBC

How a biopharmaceutical company evaluated social media to monitor off-label drug use

The aim was to gather information about off-label use of medicines by screening patient comments on social media. We faced several challenges in doing so: It is difficult for pharmaceutical companies that do not have direct contact with patients to collect information about off-label use of medicines. However, they have to monitor the off-label use of their medicines in order to comply with legal regulations. In addition, patient records are subject to data protection and, if available, it is not possible to reconstruct which drug was prescribed for which condition.