We've written earlier about why Drug Safety is considered one of the hottest jobs of the future, and what do Drug safety professionals typically do on a work day.
Regulatory affairs (RA) professionals are responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable global laws and regulations in development and commercialisation of new drugs and healthcare products. It is a young, multidimensional profession that is international in scope, given that it deals with local and international stakeholders in healthcare to ensure compliance and safety of pharmaceutical products.
This is an exciting career choice in healthcare for those who prefer non-clinical settings and want to combine their technical as well as business and management skills.
Here are top five reasons why this young profession of RA has become an attractive career choice recently:
If you are a doctor born and educated outside the US, and have tried to practice medicine in the US, you know that it is a long and tedious journey. All states have various requirements that need to be satisfied in order to practice medicine, such as studying for and successfully completing the so-called “STEP” exams, as there are three steps to completion. Additionally, there is a certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates that must be completed. Finally, proficiency in English and participating in a medical residency, which can take years, and a great deal of money, completes the requirements. Not to mention the emotional, financial and social toll these processes can take on you if you cannot clear any step or fail to find a good residency program.
When you think of a pharmacist, you may envision a professional in a white coat dispensing your prescriptions, or a professional in a hospital setting, ensuring that patients receive the medications they need.
Medical advances, drug discovery, intelligent algorithms that increasingly predict our likes and probable choices – these factors are changing the ways we live. Data scientists and clinical research professionals are hence in high-demand as they are leading the charge in analyzing data to solve the world’s big issues, decipher health crises and improve drug efficacy faster than ever before.
One look at the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Statistics and its
Pharmacovigilance is the science that deals with detection, assessment and monitoring of side effects of drugs available in the market. It covers hospitals, medical clinics etc. that use high levels of drugs.
The initial data that is collected by the health care industry is unstructured. Data is provided to clinics, doctors, administrators, stake holders, laboratories, marketers, and many other sectors related to the healthcare industry. This data when collected is unrefined and needs to be sorted to be able to provide it in right chunk to relevant sectors. Data of patient’s reports, diagnosis, and other information is critical to health care professionals. The uncluttered data is sorted using technology to get a comprehensive documentation on ever type of report.
Having a strong drug safety and security program is very important for the foundation of national ethos worldwide. Pharmacovigilance, the concept of drug safety programs require strong links with the regulatory body to make sure those authorities are aware of the safety issues in daily practice. Regulators know that pharmacovigilance is a specialized area that plays a key role in the ongoing safety measures taken to protect medicinal products.