Mining the Internet for Speedier Safety Alerts on Drugs | Heart and Vascular Health |

My comment: Big Data and Crowd sourcing are popular terms with great potential.  If our ability to find real problems with new therapies was improved with monitoring & catloguing of social media we would have a significant step forward.  


Scientists are sifting through massive quantities of freely available data scattered across the Internet, aiming to catch potentially deadly problems with prescription drugs more quickly—even ahead of federal regulators.