A Happy Pharmora New Year!

A Happy Pharmora New Year!

  By Hannah Kerfoot After some time off over the festive period, the Pharmora team was already hard at work in January. To liven up the month and celebrate the New Year, we decided to take a trip down the road to our old digs at Charles Roe House to sample the...
Bacteriophages: A Solution to Antimicrobial Resistance?

Bacteriophages: A Solution to Antimicrobial Resistance?

Bacteriophages: A Solution to Antimicrobial Resistance? By Amy Bonsall One of the most daunting challenges in medicine is the increase in antimicrobial resistance, threatening to unravel years of scientific progress. Bacteria have evolved to resist the once-reliable...
Black Triangle Scheme

Black Triangle Scheme

Black Triangle Scheme Written by Angus Byrne What is the Black Triangle Scheme? When medicines are first introduced to market, although there has been extensive research done in a clinical environment, it’s known that only the more common adverse events are likely to...
Signal Management

Signal Management

Signal Management Written by Lucy Platt An introduction to signal management Signal management is a key activity in pharmacovigilance, allowing the identification of new risks associated with a medicine. Manufacturers of medicines and regulatory agencies are...
The Importance of Reporting Adverse Events

The Importance of Reporting Adverse Events

The Importance of Reporting Adverse Events Written by Lucy Platt During Med Safety Week, we reflect on the importance of reporting adverse events Reporting adverse events is crucial in identifying potential safety issues and relevant risks in drug administration. An...
What is Patient Safety and Why is it Important

What is Patient Safety and Why is it Important

Why Everyone Should Learn About Patient Safety Written by Josh Bryning What Exactly is Patient Safety?  Patient safety is defined as the avoidance of unintended or unexpected harm to people during the provision of health care (NHS, 2022). The idea was first pioneered...