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

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.  

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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.