More Reasons To Discount Adverse Event Reports

Law360, New York (November 22, 2011, 4:52 PM EST) -- A topic of repeated interest for us is how courts treat evidence of adverse event reports (AERs). And we haven’t been shy about how we feel — AERs should not be used in a civil trial.

AERs are voluntary, biased (sometimes litigation-generated), and should not be used to calculate incidences of drug risk. AERs are not the stuff of good science. We've even put together an adverse event report cheat sheet filled with cases laying out compelling reasons for excluding AERs.

So why are we rehashing...
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