Below are a range of links to external sites which feature pharmacovigilance-related videos, classified by type. If you are aware of any relevant videos that you would like us to feature, or that you think may be relevant, please don't hesitate to get in touch via email and include a link to your suggested video for review by the site coordinators.

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Brighton Collaboration Webinar on tools for COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Assessment

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Introduction to Brighton Collaboration Safety Platform for Emergency vACcines (SPEAC) Project COVID-19 Vaccine Tools:

  • COVAX-SPEAC program to support COVID-19 vaccine candidates’ safety assessment
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Adverse Events of Special Interest (AESI) List
  • Vaccine-Associated Enhanced Disease and Standard Case Definition
  • Vaccine Technology Safety Templates

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Webinar on Assessment of Vaccine Mediated Enhanced Disease in Epidemiologic Studies Monitoring COVID-19 Vaccines

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Vaccine monitoring Collaboration for Europe (VAC4EU) and the Brighton Collaboration’s Safety Platform for Emergency vACcines (SPEAC) project jointly held a scientific webinar on how to assess Vaccine Mediated Enhanced Disease in epidemiologic studies monitoring COVID-19 vaccines on September 10th, 2020, from 2-3 PM CEST. 




Can Reformed Communication Save Patients from Harm?

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Kellogg College's (University of Oxford) 2019 Anne McLaren Lecture, “Can reformed communication save patients from harm?”, was delivered by Professor Marie Lindquist, then-Director of the Uppsala Monitoring Centre.


The Misadventures of Lanza & Tachuela - Comedy Videos about Fake Medicines!

Apr 2019
Language: Spanish (English Subtitles). Further details available here.

“The Misadventures of Lanza & Tachuela” is an original production of the National Agency for Regulation, Control and Health Surveillance (Arcsa), which regulates products for human use and consumption in Ecuador. The show was inspired by the confiscation of the largest number of counterfeit drugs in Ecuador’s history.


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How One Scientist Averted a National Health Crisis 

Jun 2018
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In 1960, Frances Kelsey was one of the Food and Drug Administration’s newest recruits. Before the year was out, she would begin a fight that would save thousands of lives — though no one knew it at the time. Andrea Tone explains how Kelsey was able to prevent a massive national public health tragedy by privileging facts over opinions, and patience over shortcuts.


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From Sound to Silence - Lessons From My Jourey into Hearing Loss

Jun 2017

Nandita Venkatesan narrates her story of fighting tuberculosis but falling prey to the side effects of its drug thereby becoming impaired of hearing. She tells us about her world of silence, her choice to not give up, learning to lip read and using dance for healing.


What Really Happens When You Mix Medications?

Nov 2015
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If you take two different medications for two different reasons, here's a sobering thought: your doctor may not fully understand what happens when they're combined, because drug interactions are incredibly hard to study. In this fascinating and accessible talk, Russ Altman shows how doctors are studying unexpected drug interactions using a surprising resource: search engine queries.


Why Medicine Often Has Dangerous Side Effects For Women

Sep 2014
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You might not know this: Many of the medicines we take -- common drugs like Ambien and everyday aspirin -- were only ever tested on men. And the unknown side effects for women can be dangerous, even deadly. Alyson McGregor studies the differences between male and female patients; in this fascinating talk she explains how the male model became our framework for medical research ... and what women and men need to ask their doctors to get the right care for their bodies.


What Doctors Don't Know About The Drugs They Prescribe

June 2012
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When a new drug gets tested, the results of the trials should be published for the rest of the medical world -- except much of the time, negative or inconclusive findings go unreported, leaving doctors and researchers in the dark. In this impassioned talk, Ben Goldacre explains why these unreported instances of negative data are especially misleading and dangerous.