What is it2022-03-02T14:43:23+01:00

SafetyDrugs is the database that simplifies
your pharmacovigilance activities

With SafetyDrugs you can collect, manage, transmit and analyze ICSR(s) of adverse events from clinical studies and post-marketing surveillance, including literature cases, of all medicinal products: from drugs to medical devices, from vaccines to cosmetics.

The web-based application runs on Oracle database, our technological partner and leader in Relational Data Base Management System (RDBMS).

Developed in accordance with ICH E2B R3, compliant with GVP and GCP, it manages all EMA and FDA requirements.

Import and export cases in R3 and R2 format.

SafetyDrugs is developed to handle both. Through the appropriate tool, you can easily switch from one format to another.
Send ICSR(s) directly to the Regulatory Authority, to partners or colleagues, with the integrated message system or via gateway. Monitor and keep track of all mails sent at any time.

Keep your data in a secure database.

SafetyDrugs is entirely based on Oracle technology, with which it offers the data storage and access service on the cloud. Oracle data centres guarantee excellent security standards and the highest levels of quality. Furthermore, SafetyDrugs provides the Disaster Recovery service on a secondary site to allow business continuity.

Analisi e report
Generate all regulatory reports for pharmacovigilance analysis:

CIOMS, Pregnancy form, PSUR (line listing, summary tabulation, work sharing), PBRER (cummulative Adr(s)), DSUR (line listing, summary tabulation), Standard MedDRA Queries (line listing, summary tabulation), MIR, MedWatch3500-A, Quality check report and other customizable listings for inspection purposes, reconciliation and monitoring of compliance.

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The tools for pharmacovigilance activities

FAQ

Is the MedDRA dictionary update included?2022-01-28T18:12:47+01:00

Sure. Twice a year, upon the issue of the MedDRA updated version, we proceed to load it in SafetyDrugs free of charge, upon supply by the customer.

How is the data processed?2022-02-07T15:10:56+01:00

Upon the contract signature, the client appoints Max Application as data processor.

From that moment on, we will undertake to preserve the data and make them available to the customer at all times.

The data will be stored in Oracle datacentres equipped with the highest security measures in compliance to the GDPR. Daily, weekly and monthly backups are performed and as a further guarantee, the Disaster Recovery service is provided: data are copied to a different Oracle datacentre, so that, in the event of disaster, they are readily accessible to the customer.

The data can be autonomously exported by the customer at any time using specific functions.

Furthermore, to ensure compliance with the GDPR, Max Application, the software house developer of SafetyDrugs, has adopted a DPO. To learn more, we send you to read the article GDPR: why Max Application endowed itself with a DPO

In which modality is SafetyDrugs available?2021-12-29T16:37:09+01:00

SafetyDrugs is available in two modalities:

  • On-premises: with this solution, you purchase the license and you will have the database implemented directly on your company servers by us;
  • Software as a Service: basically it is the cloud solution. in this way, you will rent the database. It will be implemented in an Oracle datacentre equipped with the highest security measures. In addition to the backups, the Disaster Recovery service is also included, this means all data are copied in another Oracle datacentre, to make them immediately accessible in case of unavailability of the service.
How does SafetyDrugs help my work processes?2022-01-28T15:22:40+01:00

SafetyDrugs is a safety database that allows the collection, management and submission of ICSR(s), but it has also been equipped with various tools that help and simplify your work:

  • Work planning: it is an interactive dashboard that allows the control of priorities and deadlines;
  • Smart data entry: it is a form made up of necessary minimum fields for the insertion of a case. In this way it will be possible to enter the main details, creating a draft case, to be deepened and completed at a later time;
  • Selective import: it is a mask that shows a preview of a case, in order to confirm, or not, the final import based on inclusion criteria. Excluded cases are always saved into the database and can be listed in a report;
  • Search for duplicates: it is a function that allows, during the import phase, to search for possible duplicates using a customizable algorithm;
  • Message system: it is a messaging tool that permits you to send emails to your team/partners/Authorities with attachments and to set alerts and reminders for deadlines and quality compliance duties;
  • Gateway: it is the portal that allows the automatic submission of cases to EMA, FDA and MHRA.
In which modality is possible to communicate with EMA?2022-01-17T15:51:12+01:00

It is possible to send cases to the Authorities, in the required format, through two implementations:

  • Message System, the tool for sending e-mail messages (included in the standard package)
  • Gateway, the portal that allows quick and automatic submission (additional functionality)
What type of company can use SafetyDrugs?2021-12-29T11:32:15+01:00

SafetyDrugs easily adapts to any type of company that has to carry out pharmacovigilance activities. It is perfect for pharmaceutical companies, CROs and service provider companies.

The database can in fact:

  • be made up of one only environment suitable for pharmaceutical companies;
  • be divided into as many as needed separate and independent virtual environments, called site(s): each site will have its own specific access with specific credentials. This is the suitable solution for pharmaceutical groups with multiple sender codes, for CROs with different studies or for service providers with several customers.
    The multi-sites solution allows you to manage various situations with a single database.

Furthermore, SafetyDrugs can manage not only ICSR(s) from drugs, but also from medical devices, cosmetics and vaccines by adding the relative modules.

How much does SafetyDrugs cost?2022-02-07T15:07:55+01:00

The price of SafetyDrugs varies according to the needs and requests of the customer. Furthermore, the cost changes based on the solution you choose: purchase or  Software as a Service (SaaS).
Approximately, the costs are divided in:

  • initial costs, which include implementation, training and possibly the purchase cost. They may also include legacy data migration and system validation support service.
  • service and maintenance fee, which is based on the composition of the chosen package (main module and any additional modules) and, if SaaS mode is chosen, on the rent.

You can find out more reading the article How much does SafetyDrugs cost?

Or, to get an answer adapted to your reality, you can request a quote by writing to marketing@safetydrugs.it

How is the assistance service delivered?2022-02-07T15:05:58+01:00

The assistance service is directly provided by our internal staff.
You can ask for support through our assistance portal: you will be directly in touch with the requested technician and you will be able to monitor the ticket progress.

You can learn more by reading the article How the SafetyDrugs assistance service works.

How long does it take to learn how to use SafetyDrugs?2022-02-07T15:05:00+01:00

Thanks to its ease of use, you can learn everything about SafetyDrugs in a few days.
We always recommend a 32-hour training during which both operator and administrator users will discover all the functionalities to carry out their pharmacovigilance activities and streamline the workload.

You can learn more about the training topics in this article Learn to use the ICH R3 database in four days.

Is any support provided during the validation of the system process?2022-02-07T15:02:14+01:00

As a part of the startup service, we provide the Quick Start Validation Kit, a set of documents compliant with the GAMP5 guidelines, containing the Standard Market Requirements, the Quality and Project Plan, the Design Specifications, the Functional Specifications, the Regulatory Compliance, the Traceability Matrix, the Installation Procedures and the Unit and Integration Tests performed in our standard environment (OQ – Functional Testing).
In addition, we provide the System Configuration Specification (SCS) and consequently the Installation Qualification protocol (IQ).

In addition, we are available to furnish our technical know-how to support the customer during the process.

To learn more, please read this article Simple validation with our help.

How does the conversion of data from R2 to R3 take place?2022-02-07T15:01:02+01:00
Converting data from R2 to R3 is a delicate activity that requires the following steps:
  1. Upgrading of data to R3 format through EMA BFC tool or, in case of Excel sheet, normalization of data and adherence to R3 accepted values;
  2. Drafting of a conversion map to define the exact location of E2B and non-E2B data in SafetyDrugs6;
  3. Development of migration scripts;
  4. Execution of dry run tests to verify the success of the migration process;
  5. Execution of quantitative validation;
  6. Upon customer’s request, execution of the qualitative validation;
  7. Copy of the test environment, with the data contained therein, in the production environment. Provision of the related protocol.
You can learn more by reading the article Here’s how we safely convert your data into R3.
What are the steps of the transition to SafetyDrugs?2022-02-07T14:56:20+01:00

There are five stages in the transition to the new software:

  1. Initial analysis of the project: the integration path is presented to the customer and all the necessary information to prepare the new process is provided.
  2. Development of the data migration plan: the structure of the original database, software or Excel sheet, is analyzed and the migration mapping is drafted. Upon the data migration conclusion, the quantitative/qualitative data migration validation is performed.
  3. System validation: the validation of a computer system, CSV – Computer system validation, is the whole process that documents the compliance of the safety database with the requirements defined by the EMA and FDA guidelines and by the configuration specification required by the client.
    The Performance Test phase, see us alongside the customer to support him with our expertise in carrying out the tests.
  4. Training: it usually takes four days to train both operator and administrator users. At the end the corresponding certifications are provided.
  5. Go live: you can start performing your pharmacovigilance activities in SafetyDrugs, the ICH E2B (R3) native safety database.

You can learn more by reading the article ICH R3: how long does it take to integrate SafetyDrugs into business processes?

How long does it take to integrate SafetyDrugs into business processes?2022-02-07T14:54:54+01:00

On average it takes few weeks to migrate to SafetyDrugs.
Data migration, staff training and software validation must be faced. The latter represents the variable on which depends the overall timing, on the basis of the client necessity and procedures.

You can learn more by reading the article ICH R3: how long does it take to integrate SafetyDrugs into business processes?

Which reports can be extracted with SafetyDrugs?2022-01-28T16:12:15+01:00

SafetyDrugs is able to produce line listing, summary tabulation, Pregnancy form, CIOMS, PSUR, PBRER, DSUR, SMQ, MedWatch both for drugs and for devices, MIR, Audit trail, Quality check report, Cover report and dozen of customizable listings for inspective/audit purposes. All reports are exportable in Excel format.

In addition, the Business Intelligence module is available with which it is possible to perform even more detailed analysis such as comparison between time intervals, quantitative analysis, KPI analysis, parameterizable line listings, signal detection and standard MedDRA queries.

What is the start-up time of SafetyDrugs?2021-12-23T16:06:54+01:00

You can go live with SafetyDrugs in few weeks thanks to its intuitive use and standard parameterization provided.

After a short training you can enter your first case!

What cases can I manage with SafetyDrugs?2021-12-23T16:02:15+01:00

SafetyDrugs manages reports generated by adverse reactions caused by the use of drugs, vaccines, devices and cosmetics.
The cases can be spontaneous, from literature, from clinical trials and from post-marketing surveillance.

Who developed SafetyDrugs?2021-12-29T17:00:25+01:00

SafetyDrugs is conceived, developed, supplied and maintained by Max Application srl.
Max Application is an Italian software house, based in Biella and Turin, made up of a team of analysts, developers, specialists, technicians and systems engineers, present on the market with IT solutions for over 20 years.

You can learn more by reading the page About us

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