PatientsLikeMe, FDA partner up to track online drug safety clues

PatientsLikeMe teamed up with U.S. regulators on a safety-monitoring project, hoping to pinpoint a new med's risks and benefits sooner than the FDA's current surveillance program does. The agency and PatientsLikeMe will initially focus on issues such as access to data and pharmacovigilance analysis. But the team also will explore other areas where patient input could affect drug regulation, PatientsLikeMe co-founder and president Ben Heywood told FiercePharma. More from FiercePharma