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Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) has become a central concern for many healthcare providers (FDA, 2016). It is well known that adverse reactions to drugs are a reason for several health problems. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimation, ADRs are the 4th leading cause of death. The prevalence of ADRs necessitates the establishment of a simple ADR reporting process. The ADR reporting process involves many stakeholders such as the FDA, the patient, and the health professional. The research uncovered a significant lack of communication among the stakeholders, thus the research goal is to improve this lack in communication. This research paper is an extend of a previous research in progress; Toward Improving Adverse Drug Reactions Reporting From Twitter; that provided the research problem, approach, methodology and design the artifacts. This paper will provide iterations of the design process, evaluation and presented findings as a descriptive analysis.

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Aug 10th, 12:00 AM

ADR Reporting Through Twitter from Patient Perspective

Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) has become a central concern for many healthcare providers (FDA, 2016). It is well known that adverse reactions to drugs are a reason for several health problems. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimation, ADRs are the 4th leading cause of death. The prevalence of ADRs necessitates the establishment of a simple ADR reporting process. The ADR reporting process involves many stakeholders such as the FDA, the patient, and the health professional. The research uncovered a significant lack of communication among the stakeholders, thus the research goal is to improve this lack in communication. This research paper is an extend of a previous research in progress; Toward Improving Adverse Drug Reactions Reporting From Twitter; that provided the research problem, approach, methodology and design the artifacts. This paper will provide iterations of the design process, evaluation and presented findings as a descriptive analysis.