In the field of pharmaceuticals, the drug safety associate is used to collect, process, and analyze the new and marketed products for its adverse effects. They ensure that all pharmaceutical companies that deal with these products report to the FDA and other regulatory agencies as and when needed. Health care professionals, consumers, and other personnel of the companies are responded by drug safety associates.
Reviews and Analysis
They are responsible for preparing comprehensive reviews and reports on drugs and other pharmaceutical products. They are also responsible to look into potential resources of the products that could cause litigation. They also perform lab studies and comply to the procedure of these studies.
Data Entry and Accuracy
They are also responsible to enter correct data about the products. They need time management skills, communication skills, and also proficiency in using MS Office products. They also need to complete know how of medical terms ad jargons. They need the professional competence in work in databases that are specific to the job.
Investigating and Tracking
The safety issues of a drug product are tracked and investigated by the drug safety associate. This could be either during the clinical trials or when a new drug is introduced in the market. All reports and cases are filed by this professional.
They work in close association with medical as well as regulatory authorities like the FDA. They are also responsible for educating and imparting knowledge to people and media about the products and its uses. They create documentation of the products that are in accordance with the procedures and policies of the company.
The roles of a drug safety associate are a highly responsible job. They need to have attention to details and have the ability to provide data accurately. They have to adhere to all the regulatory policies and contracts.